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Oct
10
2014
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In the aftermath of what is commonly referred to as The Arab Spring – where brutal autocracies were over-thrown, today many of these same countries in the North Africa region are struggling with...
Oct
10
2014
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As predicted, the Movement for Socialism (MAS) has consolidated its hegemony in the 12 October general elections under the leadership of Evo Morales. Although the official and final results are not...
Oct
06
2014
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Minister Dias Toffoli, president of the Superior Electoral Court of Brazil, and Daniel Zovatto, International IDEA's regional director for Latin America and the Caribbean, signed a Memorandum of...
Sep
24
2014
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Sustainable development is like a four-legged chair: one needs all four legs of development–economic, social, environmental and governance–in order for it to function. Removing any one leg of the...
Sep
11
2014
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The University of Chicago’s Professor Tom Ginsburg – an expert in comparative constitutions – recently visited Nepal and spoke about what makes a constitution successful.
Sep
11
2014
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How to engage the youth of the world in politics has become a pressing issue. On the one hand, many see politics as irrelevant, yet the rise of social media has given youth a powerful means to...
Sep
10
2014
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Indonesia can provide a useful model for nascent democracies in the region. Since its first democratic elections in 1999, systematic and professional electoral observation by Indonesia’s civil...
Sep
10
2014
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International IDEA’s experience has shown that its citizen-led assessment frameworks provide a useful means for working within the post-2015 development framework.
Aug
29
2014
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During this half of 2014, the Parliamentary Centre and International IDEA will partner once again in supporting Bhutan’s democratic development. The two organizations will implement a project that...
Aug
27
2014
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“Just because public financing of political parties is unpopular in Peru doesn’t mean it’s not important.”
Aug
22
2014
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International IDEA and the Central Electoral Board of the Dominican Republic jointly organized the International Seminar “Elections and Technology”, held in Santo Domingo on August 21 and 22, 2014.
Aug
22
2014
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The International Seminar “Elections in Central America and Dominican Republic: evaluation of experiences and lessons learned” was carried out in San José, Costa Rica, on August 12, 13 and 14, 2014....
Jul
07
2014
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For a truly transformative post-2015 development framework, democratic processes are a must, including full participation, equitable consideration of input, self-determination and empowerment of all...
Jul
05
2014
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On 1 July 2014, IDEA continued its longstanding and fruitful cooperation with the Electoral Tribunal of Mexico by signing an MoU. Through the years, various MoUs have been signed with the aim of...
Jun
26
2014
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In context of IDEA’s support to the Africa Union Commission’s (AUC) Department of Political Affairs (DPA) and the IDEA-AU Joint Activity Plan (JPA), a project is currently being implemented to...
Jun
09
2014
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Democratic accountability for public service delivery is an important dimension of the post-2015 development agenda.
Jun
09
2014
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“The universal nature of democracy as something which people all over the world aspire to is clear from citizens’ own actions and demands for democracy.”
Jun
05
2014
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Some 32,975,158 registered electors voted at 89,391 polling stations on 25 May in Colombia to elect the President and Vicepresident for the 2014-18 term. The elections were very well organized and...
May
20
2014
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By Shailaja Chandra, a former Secretary to the Government of India and former Chief Secretary, Delhi. The views expressed in this analysis are hers and should in no way be construed to represent...
May
17
2014
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On 15 May 2014, International IDEA hosted an event in New York entitled Advancing Genuine Political Participation: Strategies for Overcoming Exclusion for Marginalized Groups. This was a side-event...