International IDEA is an intergovernmental organization that supports sustainable democracy worldwide. Its objective is to strengthen democratic institutions and processes.
It acts as a catalyst for democracy building by providing knowledge resources, expertise and a platform for debate on democracy issues. It works together with policy makers, donor governments, UN organizations and agencies, regional organizations and others engaged in democracy building.
* Knowledge resources, in the form of expert networks, databases, handbooks and websites;
* Policy proposals to provoke debate and action on democracy;
* Assistance with democratic reform in response to specific national requests.
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Research papers, some in French, are downloadable....