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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

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A Manual on Parliamentary Engagement with the Millennium Development Goals

The UN Millennium Campaign and the UNDP Parliamentary Development team have launched a manual on “parliamentary engagement with the Millennium Development Goals”. It outlines mechanisms that can be used in parliaments to improve MDGs engagement; good practices in how parliaments have made the MDGsmore

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Benchmarking and Self-Assessment for Democratic Legislatures

This publication analyzes benchmarks and good practices in democratic legislatures. It also provides tools to inform and improve South-South cooperation as well as UNDP’s parliamentary development programming. more

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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

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Electoral Financing to Advance Women's Political Participation

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 limited resources than men. more