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Thursday, October 24, 2019
Political Finance - Design Tool
Drawing from comparative global data in International IDEA’s Political Finance Database, the Political Finance Design Tool provides governments and policy-makers with a user-friendly guide for exploring policy options in the realm of political...
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Thursday, December 08, 2016
Political finance and the equal participation of women in Colombia: a situation analysis
The impact of economic resources on the political participation of women has become a prominent issue in the field of comparative political finance. In recent years, there has been a growing recognition that politics dominated by money is, more...
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Political party financing and equal participation of women in Kenyan electoral politics: A situation overview
This report, published in 2015 by the International Institute for Electoral Assistance and Democracy  presents findings from a study on political party financing and equal participation of women in Kenyan electoral politics. It was conducted with...
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Sunday, April 26, 2015
Pro PALOP-TL SAI: strengthening Women MPs’ capacities for more effective gender sensitive legislative budget oversight in Cabo Verde Islands
Written by Isaura Lopes Ramos, Communications Officer at the joint UNDP/UNFPS/UNICEF office of Cabo Verde.  Gender responsive budgeting (GRB) is government planning, programming and budgeting that contributes to the advancement of gender equality...
Friday, September 12, 2014
Poverty shuts women out of political posts, Tanzania
As the 2015 general elections approach many womena re beginning to call for free elections without corruption to give a chance for everyone to participate. They held that the current system only allows for the participation of the afluent and...
Friday, October 25, 2013
Political Parties and Democracy in Theoretical and Practical Perspectives
The abuse of public roles and resources for private benefit, although in many societies terms like “public,” “private,” and “abuse” are matters of considerable political dispute. Much corruption in established democracies involves efforts by...
Monday, June 17, 2013
Political Finance Regulations Around the World: An Overview of the International IDEA Database
The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) database on political finance regulation was originally created in 2003 and has since become the leading source of information on political finance regula tion...
Thursday, May 09, 2013
Partners Join to advance gender equality and women’s leadership in Armenia
On May 7, 2013, USAID/Armenia, Yerevan State University (YSU) and Arizona State University (ASU) marked the official opening of the new Center for Gender and Leadership Studies at YSU. The Center will develop a new curriculum in women and gender...
Friday, May 03, 2013
Political Financing for Women
Money is essential for the operations of political parties, and particularly affects candidates in electoral processes. Political financing regulations can effect women’s access to run as candidates, be elected, campaign and reach out to the...
Friday, November 09, 2012
Plan of Action for Gender Equality in Parliaments
IPU members have committed to a comprehensive Plan of Action on gender-sensitive parliaments, aimed at radically transforming the way national institutions address gender equality. The action plan, a potentially far-reaching outcome of the 127th IPU...
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Pakistani Women and Young People Work on Political Skills
In Pakistan, where instability, distrust, violence and political rivalries can impede interaction among political parties, women and young people — the majority of the population — often have difficulty making their voices heard. According to some...
Monday, March 19, 2012
Political Finance Database
Updated on 12 December 2018. The International IDEA political finance database is the leading global resource of comparative political finance data for those interested in money in politics and has been since its launch in 2003. The political...
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
Parliament, the Budget and Gender: Handbook for Parliamentarians
This handbook sets out practical examples of parliament's active engagement in the budgetary process. It seeks to advance parliament's own institutional capacity to make a positive impact on the budget, and to equip parliament, its members and...
Monday, March 19, 2007
Parliament and the Budgetary Process, Including From a Gender Perspective: Regional Seminar for Parliaments of South-West Asia
This report compiles the results of a seminar entitled, "Parliament and the Budgetary Process, Including From a Gender Perspective," held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, in May 2003. The seminar discussed themes such as the respective roles of government and...
Monday, March 12, 2007
Party Finance Reform in Africa, Lessons Learned from Four Countries: Ghana, Kenya, Senegal & South Africa
This report presents the findings of the second component of the African Political Party Finance Initiative, which aimed to increase awareness about the need for transparent and accountable party financing and to promote reforms appropriate to the...
Friday, February 23, 2007
Parliament and the Budgetary Process, Including From a Gender Perspective: Regional Seminar (Philippines)
This report compiles the speeches and presentations made during the seminar entitled, "Parliament and the Budgetary Process, Including from a Gender Perspective," held in Manila, Philippines in July 2002. The seminar discussed themes such as...
Thursday, February 22, 2007
Parliament and the Budgetary Process, Including from a Gender Perspective (Kenya)
This report compiles the speeches and presentations made during the seminar entitled, "Parliament and the Budgetary Process, Including from a Gender Perspective," held in Nairobi, Kenya in May 2000. The seminar brought together participants from...
Friday, February 09, 2007
Parliament, the Budget and Gender
This handbook, intended as a reference tool, provides practical examples of a parliament's active engagement in the budgetary process. It seeks to advance a parliament's own institutional capacity to make a positive impact on the budget, and to...