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Thursday, October 17, 2013
Democracy and technology
The Internet, cell phones and related technologies are profoundly affecting social, economic and political institutions worldwide, particularly in new and emerging democracies. In the hands of reformers and activists, these tools can overcome resource disparities and entrenched monopolies of power...
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Democracy and the Challenge of Change: A Guide to Increasing Women's Political Participation
Drawing on its 25 years of experience in the women’s political participation field, NDI has released a new guide for democracy practitioners to help them develop and carry out effective programs to bring more women into government and politics.  “In the modern world, women’s empowerment is not...
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Democracy At The Local Level
This handbook provides practical suggestions for designing systems of local governance through decentralization, autonomy, and building linkages across international borders. It also provides details on policies for managing culturally diverse cities, and offers tools for managing ethnic conflict...
Monday, December 01, 2008
Democratic Dialogue-a Handbook for Practitioners
This handbook includes a conceptual framework on the need of an inclusive dialogue; how to put concepts into practice: exploring the possibility for dialogue, designing the dialogue process, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and dilemmas and challenges; and case sutdies.
Tuesday, March 04, 2008
DAC Source Book on Concepts and Approaches Linked to Gender Equality
The DAC Working Party on Gender Equality has drawn together a set of practical guidelines for advancing the goals identified by the OECD Development Assistance Committee and by the Beijing Platform for Action (1995) with respect to gender equality and the empowerment of women. The DAC Guidelines...
Tuesday, March 04, 2008
DAC Guidelines on Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment in Development Co-operation
These guidelines draw on the lessons of experience and incorporate illustrations of improved efficiency, effectiveness and coherence in development co-operation. The topics covered are of particular relevance to the design and implementation of locally-owned strategies for sustainable, people-...
Friday, February 29, 2008
Defence Reform and Gender
This tool aims to introduce political and implementation actors to the need for a gender perspective in the conduct of defence reform activities.
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Drafting Gender-Aware Legislation: How to Promote and Protect Gender Equality in CEE and CIS
The handbook provides a comparative overview of gender-aware legislation and practices in Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States. It also describes a comprehensive approach to influencing legislation and implementation processes, and provide detailed checklists for...
Saturday, December 01, 2007
Democracy at the Local Level in the South Caucasus
This Guide is designed to offer insights into the critical elements that shape systems of good local governance in the South Caucasus region. It also serves as a tool for local decision-makers and practitioners. The Guide includes case studies on Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia.
Thursday, March 29, 2007
Designing for Equality: Best-fit, Medium-Fit and Non-Favourable Combinations of Electoral Systems and Gender Quotas
This International IDEA guidebook provides an overview of how electoral systems function with different kinds of quotas for women. It assesses how women’s representation can be increased under different combinations of electoral systems and quotas.