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Friday, May 02, 2014
How to follow up on UN Human Rights Recommendations: A practical guide for civil society
Follow-up activities aim at ensuring that recommendations and decisions by human rights mechanisms and bodies are implemented so as to improve respect, protection and fulfilment of all human rights for all. UN human rights mechanisms and bodies seek...
Friday, May 02, 2014
Constitutional Reform Processes and Political Parties. Principles for Practice
This publication provides a set of guiding principles for constitutional reform based on practical experiences of constitutional reform processes in a number of countries (Bolivia, Ghana, Indonesia, Iraq, Kenya, Malawi, Zimbabwe and South Africa)....
Friday, May 02, 2014
Political Party Dialogue: A Facilitator's Guide
Political parties and organizations need to have the capacity to both compete and cooperate. Dialogue among political parties usually takes place within democratic institutions such as national parliaments. Yet parliamentary dialogue alone cannot...
Thursday, May 01, 2014
Parliaments and Gender Equality: Gender mainstreaming in legislatures
The experience accumulated by the UNDP with other institutions is synthesized in the proposal we hereby present today: “Parliaments and Gender Equality. Gender mainstreaming in legislatures”. This contribution has come about as part of the regional...
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Presentation on NDI's "Women and Technology" survey
This presentation was give during the iKNOW Politics webinar on Women in Politics Use of ICTs held April 30th 2014 by Ms.Susan Kemp who is a senior program officer at the National Democratic Institute (NDI) where she works on designing, implementing...
Monday, March 17, 2014
Increasing Women’s Political Participation Through Effective Training Programs
Increasing Women’s Political Participation Through Effective Training Programs: Aguide to best practices and lessons learned. The NDI training manual provides key considerations to examine during the program design phase, including an analysis of...
Wednesday, January 08, 2014
Guidelines for Women's Caucuses
Women account for only about 20 per cent of the world’s MPs. In nearly every country they form a minority in parliament, an institution traditionally governed according to the principles and worldviews of their predominantly male memberships.  ...
Monday, December 16, 2013
Implementing and overseeing electronic voting and counting technologies
As a growing number of countries at various stages of development consider the use of electronic technologies in electoral processes, they face opportunities and challenges. This Guide was prepared by IFES and NDI to help election authorities, civil...
CEDAW
Friday, November 22, 2013
CEDAW General recommendation No. 30 on women in conflict prevention, conflict and post-conflict situations
1. The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women decided at its forty-seventh session, in 2010, pursuant to article 21 of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, to adopt a general...
Friday, October 25, 2013
Best Practices of Effective Parties: Three training modules for political parties
Although a majority of Latin Americans believe democracy is preferable to other political systems, most are not satisfied with democracy in their own country. Recent Latinobarometro polls show that four out of five Latin Americans have lost trust in...
Friday, October 25, 2013
Money in Politics Handbook: A guide to Increasing Transparency in Emerging Democracies
This handbook is a primer on the topic of money in politics with special emphasis on the role of disclosure. “Money in politics” refers to the funds used for electioneering and influencing political processes. “Political finance” is an umbrella term...
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...
Tuesday, October 01, 2013
Women & Elections: Guide to promoting the participation of women in elections
There is growing recognition that stable peace and national prosperity can only be achieved when institutions are democratic and representative of all groups of society. The United Nations' support for electoral processes now plays a pivotal role in...
Thursday, September 26, 2013
New Resources for Women’s Political Participation Training Programs
In 2011 the National Democracy Institute (NDI) released Democracy and the Challenge of Change: A Guide to Increasing Women's Political Participation, a guide for democracy practitioners to help them develop and carry out effective programs to bring...
Friday, July 19, 2013
Strategic Planning for Political Parties: A Practical Tool
Political parties are often forced to focus on short-term crises to the disadvantage of the medium- and long-term development of their strategies. This tool helps political parties address this issue by focusing on the importance of strategic...
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Political Party Dialogue: A Facilitator's Guide
Political parties and organizations need to have the capacity to both compete and cooperate. Dialogue among political parties usually takes place within democratic institutions such as national parliaments. Yet parliamentary dialogue alone cannot...
Thursday, May 09, 2013
Electoral Financing to Advance Women’s Political Participation: A Guide for UNDP Support
This primer offers an introduction to the intersection of gender and electoral financing. Money is a prerequisite for competing in most political systems today, but patterns of gender discrimination force women candidates to make do with more...
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Tools for Policy Impact: A Handbook for Researchers
Civil society organisations are increasingly recognising the need to influence policy and decisionmaking processes more effectively, whether that be to represent the needs of their interest groups, or to ensure that new policies are based on sound...

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