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Timor Leste Hosts Regional BRIDGE Workshop on Financing Elections

International IDEA together with the Technical Secretariat for Electoral Administration (STAE) and UNDP Timor Leste are jointly organizing a Building Resources in Democracy, Governance and Elections (BRIDGE) workshop on the financing of elections on 26-28 August in Dili, Timor Leste. Dili, Timor-Leste – BRIDGE, a modular professional development program focused on elections, is designed to improve skills, knowledge and confidence

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Democratic Transitions: Conversations with World Leaders

On August 15 the Portuguese edition of Democratic Transitions: Conversations with World Leaders was launched at an event organized by the Fernando Henrique Cardoso Foundation (FFHC) and IDEA International, in the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil. SAO PAULO – The book, which includes long and detailed interviews with former presidents and prime ministers who led democratic transitions processes in nine

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The current challenges to electoral democracy go beyond good election administration

Disclaimer:Views expressedin this commentaryare those of thestaff member.This commentaryis independent ofspecific national orpolitical interests.Views expresseddo not necessarilyrepresent theinstitutional position ofInternational IDEA, itsBoard of Advisers orits Council of MemberStates. MELBOURNE –The International IDEA Global State of Democracy Indices datasupports that procedural democracy (particularly elections) is in good health in India and Australia, consistently outperforming global and regional averages. There are, however,

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The current challenges to electoral democracy in Australia and India

Disclaimer:Views expressedin this commentaryare those of thestaff member.This commentaryis independent ofspecific national orpolitical interests.Views expresseddo not necessarilyrepresent theinstitutional position ofInternational IDEA, itsBoard of Advisers orits Council of MemberStates. MELBOURNE –The International IDEA Global State of Democracy Indices datasupports that procedural democracy (particularly elections) is in good health in India and Australia, consistently outperforming global and regional averages. There are, however,

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“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 inNepal 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 form of federal government. The

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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 Act (IPRA, 1997) and the

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International IDEA empowers local governments towards stronger tax systems in Mozambique

In partnership with the National Association of Municipalities inMozambique(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 inMozambique” Programme, funded by the EU and Austria, and implemented by International IDEA in partnership with several co-implementing partners. The programme is a five-year

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