NIMD Director’s Farewell

NIMD Director’s Farewell

Director of Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy (NIMD) through 9 years, Roel von Meijenfeldt, has retired from NIMD. In his farewell address he stresses the universality of democracy and need to focus on the vital role of political parties in emerging democracies. “Emerging democracies are too often either dominated by one well established party, set […]

Strategy 2011-2013: political parties in a democratic culture

Strategy 2011-2013: political parties in a democratic culture

The decision by the Danish parliament ‘Folketinget’ on 26 May 2010 to establish the Danish Institute for Parties and Democracy has provided Denmark with an additional instrument in the tool box which can be used to support locally driven efforts to develop, strengthen and consolidate democracy in a number of developing countries. The Strategy presents […]

Strategi 2011-2013: politiske partier i en demokratisk kultur

Strategi 2011-2013: politiske partier i en demokratisk kultur

Folketingets beslutning den 26. maj 2010 om at etablere et Institut for Flerpartisamarbejde (DIPD) har givet Danmark endnu et instrument i den værktøjskasse, som vi kan bruge til at støtte lokalt forankrede bestræbelser på at udvikle, styrke og konsolidere demokratiet i en række udviklingslande. Strategien præsenterer det nye instituts vision, mandat, organisation, indsatsområder, principperne bag, samt […]

The DIPD Board Approves New Project in Egypt

The DIPD Board Approves New Project in Egypt

Together with a consortium of Egyptian and international partners, DIPD will be actively involved in the support of new and emerging parties in Egypt. The January 25 revolution, the resignation of the President of more than 30 years, Hosni Mubarak, and recent amendments to the political party law have opened the floodgates to new parties […]

DANIDA Releases Annual Report

DANIDA Releases Annual Report

With the 2010 launch of a new strategy for Danish development assistance, support to aspiring democracies has become a key priority for Denmark. In its annual report, the Danish International Development Agency, Danida, highlights the establishment of DIPD as one of the main efforts to support democratization in the global south. Read the Annual Report […]

Danish Support to Media in the Arab World

Danish Support to Media in the Arab World

International Media Support (IMS) has received 33.5 million DKK to support the development of independent media and press freedom in the Middle East and North Africa over the next two years. Social media played a vital role during the Arab spring as a forum to organize the pro-democratic rallies and voice political dissent. These developments […]

Guatemala: Clean Polls, Dirty Politics

Guatemala: Clean Polls, Dirty Politics

Violence, killings and unregulated campaign finance endanger political life ahead of the Guatemalan polls in September International Crisis Group warns in new report. While electoral polls at the September elections may be perfectly clean, the political context in Guatemala is anything but. Violence directed at candidates and electoral staff and exorbitantly expensive campaigns threaten the […]

Salafi Party Enters Egyptian Politics

Salafi Party Enters Egyptian Politics

With the approval of the ultraconservative Salafi party, the Nour Party, Sunday, three parties with a reference to Islam have entered the political stage in Egypt. Post-revolutionary Egypt has drawn previously unrepresented and apolitical groups into the political fray. Sunday, the Salafi political party, the Nour Party, was approved by the Political Parties’ Affairs Committee […]

Egypt Poll Released

Egypt Poll Released

A vast majority of Egyptians are positive about the direction of their country and overwhelmingly pleased with the resignation of Hosni Mubarak. Yet, 65 percent are unsure on which party to vote for in the parliamentary elections scheduled for September. The results of the Egypt poll are released by the International Republican Institute (IRI).