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May
16
2014
News Article
A political party that embraces a clear set of policies or programme to reach out to citizens is more likely to listen, reflect and address citizens’ views. How does such a programmatic party come...
May
12
2014
Feature Story
On 9 May 2014, International IDEA’s Permanent Observer to the UN, Massimo Tommasoli, addressed a group of Permanent Representatives and Heads of Delegations to the Open Working Group on Sustainable...
May
05
2014
Feature Story
Second round, run off ballots (ballotage), are currently the trend in Latin America: of the seven presidential elections expected this year, a second round is provided for legally in six countries (...
May
01
2014
News Article
Since August 2013, IDEA has supported political parties in Kenya to develop their strategic plans using the Institute’s Strategic Planning Tool for Political Parties. This initial phase has now come...
Apr
30
2014
News Article
In April 2014, Peru expanded the ‘indigenous quota’ which now provides that at least 15 per cent of candidates on electoral lists for regional and provincial elections in certain areas of the country...
Apr
20
2014
News Article
“Media, civil society and electoral observers” was one of the topics addressed in a 5-day conference, organized by the Electoral Commission (EC) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Joint...
Apr
15
2014
News Article
Corruption plagues many democracies, emerging or otherwise. Here are a few tips for those who want to fight back. Read the full article published by Foreign Policy here. 
Apr
11
2014
News Article
A second round of voting for the President of Costa Rica For the second time in Costa Rica’s history the election of the President of the Republic required a second round of voting, since none of...
Apr
08
2014
Feature Story
Indonesians at home go back to polls for the fourth time since the fall of Soeharto to vote in general legislative elections this Wednesday, 9 April 2014. And for the first time in its history,...
Apr
03
2014
Press Release
Stockholm, 3 April 2014 -- The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) is pleased to announce Yves Leterme as the Institute’s new Secretary-General....
Mar
17
2014
Press Release
Sponsors: International IDEA; Electoral Integrity Project (EIP; Harvard University & University of Sydney) Award Committee: Annette Fath-Lihic (International IDEA), Jørgen Elklit (Aarhus...
Mar
11
2014
Press Release
On 11 March 2014, the publication Political Parties in Africa through a Gender Lens was launched at an International IDEA side event on “Women’s Political Participation and Representation – Making...
Mar
10
2014
News Article
International IDEA in collaboration with Demo Finland, UN Women and the Embassy of Finland organized a seminar on the Electoral System and Women’s Representation in Nepal: Need for Reform?on 4 March...
Mar
07
2014
News Article
The Former Women Constituent Assembly Members Forum in Nepal organized a meeting with Hautala on 6 March 2014 to discuss the change in women’s status in Finland in the last 100 years and how that can...
Mar
06
2014
Commentary
Lack of access to political funding presents a huge challenge to women seeking to enter political life today. Only 21% of seats in parliaments globally are held by women, and International IDEA’s...
Mar
05
2014
Feature Story
On the occasion of the 2014 International Women’s Day, International IDEA joins the rest of the world in awareness raising and celebrating women with the theme Empowering change and action. For...
Mar
05
2014
News Article
With women still only constituting 21% of parliamentarians globally, pressure to adopt measures to promote women’s access to political leadership continues to gain momentum. Throughout 2013, a...
Mar
05
2014
News Article
The role of women in the electoral process has traditionally been seen as something limited to their involvement as candidates, and the likelihood of them being elected.
Mar
04
2014
Press Release
Progress and challenges for women politicians in the region
Mar
03
2014
News Article
Women account for over 52 per cent of the total population of Haiti and are very active in the economic and social sectors. Yet their political participation and representation in Parliament is very...