DIPD’s Work on Youth in Politics Is Rated as Promising Practice

DIPD’s Work on Youth in Politics Is Rated as Promising Practice

In an independent review of more than 76 global programmes in support of youth, DIPD’s engagement in promoting youth in politics is considered promising practice that can inspire both the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) and other organisations. The Danish MFA undertook the review to inform the Ministry on how to optimize and operationalise Denmark’s new development […]

Engaging with democracy globally

Engaging with democracy globally

This is the title of a collection of articles by Bjørn Førde, published by DIPD on his departure as Director. The book was launched by the Chairman of DIPD, Henrik Bach Mortensen, when friends and colleagues gathered in Parliament for a reception on 15 December, to celebrate his four decades of work in the development […]

Women gearing up for local elections in Bhutan

Women gearing up for local elections in Bhutan

The very first Local Government Elections in Bhutan was held in June 2011, the results of which were most imbalanced from a gender perspective. Only one out of the 205 Chairpersons of 205 Local Governments was a woman and overall in a pool of some 1454 elected representatives, only 98 were female, keeping female representation […]

New coalition government in Denmark

New coalition government in Denmark

During KV13 Study Tour our partners were fascinated by our coalition government and the Danish tradition of cross-party alliances. Now the coalition government that was in place in November has broken up and our partners are rightly asking: What happened?

DIPD meets Swedish Political Party Organisations

DIPD meets Swedish Political Party Organisations

The meeting highlighted the core areas of work among the Swedish Political Party Organisations, which for several years have focused on political party strengthening in Eastern and Southern Europe and Balkan especially in processes related to EU Integration. In recent years a strong engagement in many countries in Africa, Latin America and Asia has also […]