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International Institutes

DIPD is part of a community of international institutes working with political party support and other areas of democracy assistance. Visit the institutes below and learn more about the field of democracy assistance and the numerous initiatives around the world.

DEMO Finland Political Parties of Finland for Democracy

Demo Finland, functions as a co-operative organisation for Finnish parliamentary parties. It seeks to enhance democracy by carrying out and facilitating collaborative projects between Finnish political parties and political movements in developing countries thereby promoting dialogue and mutual learning.

International IDEA International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance 

More commonly known as International IDEA – is an intergovernmental organisation based in Stockholm, Sweden, that seeks to support sustainable democratic change by providing comparative knowledge, assisting in democratic reform, and influencing policies and politics. International IDEA works in areas such as political party support, elections, constitution building and gender in democracy.

International Republican Institute

A non-profit, nonpartisan organisation based in the US. IRI seeks to advance freedom and democracy worldwide by support to political parties, civic institutions, open elections, democratic governance and the rule of law.

National Democratic Institute

A non-profit and nonpartisan organisation based in Washington. NDI and its local partners work to promote openness and accountability in government by building political and civic organizations, safeguarding elections, and promoting citizen participation.

National Endowment for Democracy

A private, non-profit foundation based in Washington, dedicated to the growth and strengthening of democratic institutions around the world. Each year, with funding from the US Congress, NED supports more than 1000 projects of non-governmental groups abroad who are working for democratic goals in more than 90 countries.

Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy The Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy (NIMD)

Is a democracy assistance organisation of political parties in the Netherlands for political parties in developing countries. NIMD supports the institutional development of political parties; the improvement of democratic systems, and efforts to improve relations between political parties, civil society and the media.

Westminster Foundation for Democracy

The UK-based WFD is an independent public body sponsored by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. WFD works to achieve sustainable political change in emerging democracies. Working with partner organisations, it seeks to strengthen the institutions of democracy such as political parties, parliaments and civil society organisations.