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Thirty years after the start of the "third wave" of democratization, the Region has made significant steps forward, particularly in the area of electoral democracy. Yet the combed benefits of democratic health and economic wealth have not filtered through to all sections of society. Coupled with some of the world's highest levels of inequality this has shaken people's confidence in the consequences of democracy.

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International IDEA works with democratic institutions throughout Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region to increase the effectiveness and legitimacy of democracy, its institutions and to support gender equality in politics. Based on a geographic approach, IDEA’s LAC programme responds to requests of regional, sub-regional and national actors, builds capacity through technical assistance, comparative applied knowledge resources and provides spaces for dialogue.  Read more

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Hernán Larraín, Chile on technology in Latin America
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The conference ‘Governing Democratically in a tech-empowered world,’ explored how technology is changing the way democracies function and how to support political institutions (particularly in developing democracies) to adapt to these changes.
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‘Governing Democratically in a tech-empowered world,’ conference hosted by the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI), International IDEA, the Omidyar Network, and the Stanford Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law.
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International IDEA: Working for Democracy
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In this film, find out more about IDEA's vision and mission, its key impact areas, where it works – with whom and how – to support sustainable democracy worldwide.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqXv4x0G1r8
International IDEA: Working for Democracy
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In this film, find out more about IDEA's vision and mission, its key impact areas, where it works – with whom and how – to support sustainable democracy worldwide.

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