An International Republican Institute poll finds concern with economic issues, overall support for local governing institutions, and a population divided on proposed constitutional changes.
NDI and International IDEA have released a new guidebook, One Size Does Not Fit All: Lessons Learned from Legislative Gender Commissions and Caucuses. The guide explores methods to develop the participation of women in cross-party legislative venues and describes best practices related to gender commissions and caucuses.
The International Foundation for Electoral Systems has released the 2010 edition of the IFES Buyer’s Guide. The guide is an industry-specific directory featuring information about companies selling voting equipment, electoral supplies and related professional services.
National Democratic Institute President Kenneth Wollack recently spoke with the House subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights and Oversight on reasons and strategies for increasing the number of politically involved women internationally.
On August 20, 2009 Afghans voted to elect a president and members of provincial councils for the second time in the nation’s history. NDI's detailed report summarizes the findings from its observation mission in Afghanistan.
NDI’s Robert Benjamin writes on progress toward democracy in the Balkan peninsula: elite commitments to peaceful dispute resolution, shifting social cleavages, and orientation toward Europe.
This first report on Amatora mu Mahoro, a collaborative citizen reporting project in Burundi using the Ushahidi platform, summarizes initial findings on election violence, indicators of violence, and peace initiatives.
NDI's May 21 statement looks at Zanzibar, a new campaign finance law, and voter registration issues in advance of October 31 elections in Tanzania.
This briefing, the second in its series, covers offices, candidates, and voter registration for Lebanon's fourth round of local elections on May 30, 2010.
Gavin Weise, IFES deputy director for Europe & Asia, reviews the recent history of Kyrgyzstani electoral institutions and explains criteria for evaluating the proposed model, closed-list PR, in light of the country’s political circumstances.