What is International IDEA?

The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) is an intergovernmental organization that supports sustainable democracy worldwide.

International IDEA’s mission is to support sustainable democratic change by providing comparative knowledge, and assisting in democratic reform, and influencing policies and politics.

What does International IDEA do?

In the field of elections, constitution building, political parties, women’s political empowerment, and democracy self-assessments, we undertake our work through three activity areas:

  • providing comparative knowledge derived from practical experience on democracy building processes from diverse contexts around the world;
  • assisting political actors in reforming democratic institutions and processes, and engaging in political processes when invited to do so; and
  • influencing democracy building policies through the provision of our comparative knowledge resources and assistance to political actors.

Where does International IDEA work?

International IDEA works worldwide. Based in Stockholm, Sweden, it has offices in Africa, Asia and Latin America.