Adapting Elections to COVID: five key questions for decision makers

The global spread of Covid-19 has already profoundly impacted the health and welfare of citizens around the world. Decisions being made about how elections are run during the pandemic will have a further profound effect, shaping the health of democracy in the future. Many policy makers have responded to the pandemic by postponing elections, with […]

The COVID-19 Electoral Landscape in Africa

Disclaimer: Views expressed in this commentary are those of the author, who is a staff member of International IDEA. 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. Burundians will go to […]

Adapting Elections to COVID-19: five key questions for decision makers

Disclaimer: Views expressed in this commentary are those of the author, who is a staff member of International IDEA. 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. The global spread of […]

Why collective parliamentary governance is more important than ever in a pandemic

Parliaments and Crisis is the new Parliamentary Primer produced by the INTER PARES project, funded by the European Union and delivered by International IDEA. Written in the context of the coronavirus pandemic, the Primer looks at how democratic parliaments play a crucial role in making good decisions and protecting citizens’ rights during a crisis. The coronavirus pandemic has deeply […]

Supporting the EU as a global leader on Democracy: Read our Joint Statements on EU programming for external action 2021-2027

International IDEA co-drafted three position papers with recommendations on programming for democracy within the EU Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI). The Statements are jointly published with the European Partnership for Democracy (EPD) and the European Network of Political Foundations (ENoP). The recommendations aim at supporting the EU in its ambition to become a […]

Val och COVID-19 – demokrati i osäkra tider

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. Erik Asplund och Toby James diskuterar det dilemma som länder runt om […]

Lessons from elections in the time of pandemic – Republic of Korea

By holding National Assembly elections, the Republic of Korea is bucking a global trend. Data collected by International IDEA in its Global Overview of COVID-19: Impact on Elections shows most countries have opted for the deferral of their elections, worried that voting could exacerbate the COVID-19 pandemic. These elections were closely watched—not just over the […]

Resilience to the pandemic not only depends on enforcement capacity

  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. This Commentary constitutes a preliminary analysis based on a small sample […]

Elections and Covid-19: making democracy work in uncertain times

Names from left to right: Akhtari Henning, Sara Glaser, Niklas Lönn, Natalia Iuras, Maria Nordström, Peita Mamo, Serge G. Kubwimana, Ndoweni Mukutu, Erik Asplund, Staffan Darnolf, Zurab Khrikadze, Nomsa Masuku, Anders Eriksson, Kuldeep Kumar Saharawat, Samia Mahgoub, Luis Martinez-Betanzos, Therese Pearce-Laanela, Annica Sundel, Sara Staino, Ntonye Njoya, Paul Guerin, Toby S. James, Najia Hashemee, Tendai […]

The role of voter education in voter registration

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. Voter education efforts around new, innovative, voter registration systems need to go […]