Annual Results Report 2013

Annual Results Report (Public)
14 November 2013

In 2013 many observers pointed out the challenges faced by democracy around the world.

During the year, democratic transitions stalled or even reversed, electoral violence erupted, and a lack of citizen confidence in democracy and its capacity to deliver was in evidence. At the same time, however, democracy retained its universal appeal as a value aspired to by people everywhere.

Clearly, democracy is not perfect, and there is no one model of democracy that can be applied everywhere. Democracy is, rather, a political system that must continue to evolve to remain sustainable and meet the many and complex challenges it is faced with.