Our work in supporting democracy in Africa and West Asia involves contributions from across all of our initiatives.
While there is notable progress in democratic advancement in the region, like in The Gambia, Niger and Zambia, other countries are still facing coups d’état and unconstitutional transfers of power that have transformed countries like Burkina Faso, Chad, Guinea and Mali into new frontiers of instability,
International IDEA Africa and West Asia (Middle East) Programme strengthens democracy in the region by engaging with governments, civil society organizations, and citizens. Whether through supporting electoral processes, assisting in constitution-building and by promoting participation and representation.
One of our major projects in Africa is the “Rule of Law, Access to Justice and Anti-Corruption (ROLAC). A five-year programme in Nigeria which aims to strengthen rule of law, advocate for citizen’s access to justice and to curb corruption.
In Mali, International IDEA efforts have included promoting dialogue among stakeholders, providing resources, and training on conflict resolution strategies.