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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-...
Feb
19
2016
News Article
Snap election was held in the Republic of Vanuatu on 22 January, following the dissolution of the legislature on 24 November 2015. A total of 265 candidates, including eight women, contested 52 seats...
Jan
22
2016
News Article
On 20 January in Yangon, Myanmar, Ricardo Lagos, President of Chile between 2000–2006, officially launched Democratic Transitions: Learning from World Leaders, published by International IDEA and...
Jan
11
2016
News Article
Women continue to be underrepresented in Bhutan politics and following the general elections in 2013 the number of women parliamentarians sank from 14 per cent to 8 per cent. No women were elected...
Jan
01
2016
Feature Story
On 7 November 2013 super typhoon Haiyan (called Yolanda in the Philippines) made landfall in central Philippines killing more than 6300 people and leaving a trail of unprecedented destruction and...
Dec
22
2015
Press Release
The two day regional conference on “The use of money in politics and its effects on people’s representation” jointly held with the Election Commission of India, International IDEA & India...
Dec
14
2015
Feature Story
This year brought about a long-awaited general election in Myanmar, and a new constitution in Nepal, which was contested from the outset.
Dec
01
2015
News Article
Many Asian countries are experiencing a commercialization of politics which translates into a sense of rising overall costs for campaigning. State funding is often marginal (or even non-existent) and...
Nov
13
2015
Feature Story
More than 11,000 domestic observers and 1,000 international observers were accredited to observe the general elections of 8 November in Myanmar. Among these numbers were 19 ASEAN representatives from...
Nov
11
2015
News Article
After almost a decade-long process of political bickering and multi-stakeholder dialogues, Nepal adopted a new constitution on 20 September. The constitution provides for a federal system of...
Nov
11
2015
News Article
Communications training has become firmly established as a necessity in many democracies. As a young democracy and with relatively inexperienced law makers who have little knowledge of communication...
Nov
08
2015
News Article
Last Thursday morning, IDEA’s Myanmar country Head of Office Jorge Valladares walked into the IDEA office at the Union Election Commission in Naypyitaw to find makeshift beds and half-drunk cups of...
Nov
03
2015
Feature Story
As part of the STEP democracy programme, International IDEA in Myanmar has been supporting the Union Election Commission (UEC) with trainings on the design and communication of key messages to the...
Oct
28
2015
News Article
Nepal’s legislature/parliament today elected Bidya Devi Bhandari as President receiving 327 out of 549 votes. Her closest contestant Kul Bahadur Gurung of the Nepali Congress received 214 votes and...