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Sep
15
2016
Press Release
YANGON—How can the democratic transition in Myanmar be consolidated and moved forward? During the International Democracy Day event in Yangon, organized on 15 September by Support to Electoral...
Aug
22
2016
Press Release
STOCKHOLM—The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance’s Annual Democracy Forum will be held in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia from 25-26 August 2016 under the theme, ‘Learning from...
Jul
28
2016
Commentary
In anticipation of Thailand’s referendum on its draft constitution, I had a conversation with two constitutional experts, Tom Ginsburg and Khemthong Tonsakulrungruang, about its process and content,...
Jul
14
2016
Feature Story
A total of 67 candidates, including four women, as well as incumbent Member of Parliament (MP) Charmaine Scotty, who is also a government Minister, stood for the 19-seat Parliament in the elections...
Jul
06
2016
News Article
Representatives from 15 Fijian government agencies, state-owned enterprises and civil society organizations in Suva came together to assess democratic accountability in service delivery.
Jun
29
2016
News Article
Transitional elections are complex environments for the enforcement of campaign finance regulations. Myanmar 2015 General Elections was no exception. Unanimously greeted as the first free and fair...
May
09
2016
Feature Story
Election campaign filled with propaganda and heated debates is nothing to the Philippines, a country that enjoys relative success of sustained democracy since ending the authoritarian rule 30 years...
May
09
2016
Feature Story
Election campaign filled with propaganda and heated debates is nothing to the Philippines, a country that enjoys relative success of sustained democracy since ending the authoritarian rule 30 years...
Apr
25
2016
News Article
On 6-8 April 2016, International IDEA conducted a three-day training on the State of Democracy assessment framework to a broad variety of government and civil society organizations in Thimpu, Bhutan...
Apr
20
2016
Press Release
International IDEA is hosting a three-day conference on, ‘Constitution building and constitutionalism in transitional and post-conflict situations’[agenda, concept note] in Tunis, Tunisia on 25-27...
Apr
04
2016
News Article
International IDEA have been working to support the Parliament of Bhutan since 2013. To continue our assistance in building the institutional capacity of the Parliament, International IDEA have...
Apr
01
2016
News Article
On 21-22 March 2016, the Mongolian Government hosted a seminar on “Democratic Transitions in Asia: Lessons Learned from Transitional Elections”. The seminar hosted participants from 10 Asian...
Mar
31
2016
News Article
Bhutan’s transition to democracy is in many ways unique. While in most cases, countries begin their transition in response to political, social or economic calamity, the political transformation of...
Mar
22
2016
Feature Story
Samoa’s Human Rights Protection Party (HRPP), led by incumbent Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegoai won 80 per cent of the seats in parliament, following the 4 March election. The HRPP will...
Mar
11
2016
Feature Story
When Nepal promulgated its new constitution in September last year, some gender equality advocates in the country felt that it didn’t go far enough to ensure gender equality. While it provides quotas...
Mar
08
2016
Commentary
“We need a change in our political culture and tradition if we want to attract more women candidates to run for elections,” Democratic Party MP Shuhei Kishimoto said recently. Why are women so...
Mar
08
2016
Commentary
International IDEA is pleased to join the rest of the world in celebrating International Women's Day 2016.
Mar
03
2016
News Article
The 8 November elections in Myanmar were historical for its higher levels of credibility and transparency. The Union Election Commission (UEC) overcame large technical and logistical challenges in...
Feb
22
2016
News Article
Leading up to the November 2015 elections Myanmar’s Union Election Commission (UEC) used the electoral risk management tool (ERMTool) and approach developed by International IDEA to monitor and...
Feb
19
2016
News Article
Many of the world’s constitutions today include non-discrimination clauses and provisions for gender equality. In the last 20 years, an increasing number of new constitutions also include gender-...