Annual Review 2021
As a think-and-do tank with our headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, and with 16 other offices across the world, we create comparative, policy-friendly knowledge products, and provide technical support on issues relating to elections, parliaments, constitution-building, money in politics, and political representation, all under the umbrella of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Learning together – International IDEA produces publications, policy recommendations, databases, knowledge tools and, most recently, podcasts. We assess the performance of democracies around the world through our unique Global State of Democracy Indices and reports, and via our Global Monitor of Covid-19’s Impact on Democracy and Human Rights.
Working together – We offer, upon request, assistance for capacity development to specific countries from our local in-country or regional offices in areas such as constitutional design, electoral risk management and political finance oversight solutions.
Advancing together – Our work is a collaborative effort, supported and directed by our 34 Member States, and democracy-building partners. Together, through coalitions and campaigns—such as A Call to Defend Democracy and the Global Democracy Coalition—we set new standards and inspire calls to action for decision makers at all levels, academics and civil society.
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Our expert analysis on threats to democracy-building continue to be featured in global, regional and national news outlets. The coverage of our 'Global State of Democracy 2021 Report', in particular, led thousands of people seek out our indices and reports. With the support of our partners, we continue to elevate the visibility of well-researched data online that inspires solutions and reforms to our world's most pressing issues.
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International IDEA’s achievements depend on our partners’ generosity and continued commitment. We are grateful and pleased to recognize our donors who have partnered with us in 2021 to deliver results. Explore our 2021 annual financial report.Download Report
International IDEA works with partners all over the world to advance democracy. To learn more about our partners in our programs and regions, visit our Partners page.