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DEMOCRACY IN DEVELOPMENT

- global consultations on the EU’s role in democracy building

International IDEA’s report on Democracy in Development – Global consultations on the EU's role in democracy building is the result of global/regional consultations led by International IDEA and sponsored by Sweden and, subsequently, the Netherlands, aimed at producing a deeper understanding of how the EU can best assist democracy building efforts worldwide.

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Policy Recommendations

Democracy in Development - global consultations on the EU’s role in democracy building
Democracy in Development - global consultations on the EU’s role in democracy building

Key messages for EU policy development emerging from the consultations are:

The EU should: 
  • Tap its own experience to inform external action
  • Apply a broader understanding of democracy
  • Stand by its long-term commitments
  • Move towards genuine partnerships

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Policy Impact

The recommendations contributed to the following key decisions:

Regional Recommendations

In addition to the general conclusions, some region-specific policy conclusions and recommendations emerged in the different consultations and are presented in five separate regional chapters.

The authors of these chapters were present at the International IDEA consultation conferences in the respective regions, and they have summarized the key messages coming out, not only of the conference, but also from the wealth of material found in the discussion papers and interviews that were part of International IDEA's consultations. The regional chapters are part of the full report.

Background Articles

International IDEA has commissioned a number of discussion papers by regional authors to highlight some specific aspects of the EU's policies and actions in the different regions. The discussion papers cover a wide range of issues, providing opportunities for cross-thematic or cross-regional analyses.

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