The current challenges to electoral democracy go beyond good election administration

Disclaimer: Views expressed in this commentary are those of the staff member. This commentary is independent of specific national or political interests. Views expressed do not necessarily represent the institutional position of International IDEA, its Board of Advisers or its Council of Member States. MELBOURNE – The International IDEA Global State of Democracy Indices data supports that procedural democracy (particularly elections) is in good health in India and Australia, consistently outperforming global and […]

“Same Budget, Two Stories”: How Local Governments in Nepal Can Invest and Impact their Communities

In partnership with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), International IDEA’s Coherence Programme in Nepal develops an animated video, titled “Same Budget, Two Stories,” on local governance, more specifically, planning and budgeting. The video visualizes two different uses of the same annual budget.   [embedded content]   In 2015, Nepal established its current Constitution that devised a new […]

International IDEA assists indigenous leaders in developing advocacy platform for new Indigenous Peoples Code in Bangsamoro

The first Indigenous Peoples’ Constitutional Assessment Tool (IPCAT) workshop was hosted to enable 30 participants from five IP communities recognized in Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL), including Bangsamoro Transitional Authority (BTA) indigenous MP Romeo Saliga, to systematically analyze the legal framework for indigenous rights in BARMM as represented by the 1987 Constitution, national Indigenous Peoples Rights […]

International IDEA empowers local governments towards stronger tax systems in Mozambique

In partnership with the National Association of Municipalities in Mozambique (ANAMM), International IDEA trained 20 municipal finance staff from eight municipalities on the strengthening of local tax collection. The training is a part of the “Strengthening of Democracy in Mozambique” Programme, funded by the EU and Austria, and implemented by International IDEA in partnership with several co-implementing partners. […]

Los desafíos del presidente Laurentino Cortizo

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International IDEA trains future leaders of civic education in Myanmar

In order to ensure that young people are given the knowledge needed to participate in their democratic surroundings from an early age, International IDEA and its two national partners, Scholar Institute and Paññā Institute, are working on the development and implementation of a civic education curriculum geared towards students from ages 13-16 through the EU […]

International IDEA’s Constitution Academy in Myanmar inspires perseverance

After the success of the first Constitution Academy in 2018, International IDEA Myanmar held its second Constitution Academy last month. The programme took place in Pyin Oo Lwin from 27 May to 4 June 2019. Naw Janet, International IDEA’s Associate Programme Officer for MyConstitution, explained “the ultimate goal of the MyConstitution programme is to promote a […]