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A Handbook on Working With Political Parties

Political parties are a keystone of democratic governance. They provide a structure for political participation; serve as a training ground for political leadership; and transform social interests into public policy. The question for development practitioners is how best to work with politicalmore


Comparative Experience in Electoral Administration and the Arab World

This paper comprises four sections. First, a summary of findings and lessons learned is provided on the different institutional models and experiences in the structuring and functioning of electoral management bodies (EMBs). Second, findings and conclusions on the cost of elections are alsomore


DPKO/DFS - DPA Joint Guidelines on Enhancing the Role of Women in Post-Conflict Electoral Processes

The objective of these guidelines is to provide advice on measures that could be implemented in future electoral processes in post-conflict environments to increase the participation of women as voters, candidates, and electoral officials and to ensure that electoral processes have an equal impactmore


Discussion Paper: Political Parties and Policy Development

Using data from International IDEA's Research and Dialogue with Political Parties project, this paper analyzes the role of political parties in a democracy, especially how political parties fall short of their "ideal" functions when they adopt clientelist versus programmatic tactics tomore


ESSENTIALS: Electoral Assistance

The ESSENTIALS series, published by UNDP's Evaluation office, is designed to provide UNDP country offices and headquarters easy access to lessons learned from evaluations. This issue summarizes and synthesizes lessons learned and suggestions made by UNDP and other development agencies in the areamore

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