GPMD welcomes a new member: the EECMD

On 20 July 2017, the Eastern European Neighbourhood (EEN) office of the Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy (NIMD) became an independent, locally owned and locally rooted NGO called the Eastern European Centre for Multiparty Democracy (EECMD). The transition of the NIMD EEN country office into the Eastern European Centre for Multiparty Democracy (EECMD) reflects a shared … Continued

Doing democracy without political parties?

GPMD member The Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy (NIMD) organised a debate on the question “Can we have democracy without political parties?”, in cooperation with the Society for International Development – Netherlands Chapter (SID-NL) and the International Institute of of Social Studies (ISS). The debate, which took place in The Hague, the Netherlands, is part of a … Continued

GPMD mourns death of Horrance Chilando

GPMD is deeply saddened by the death of Mr. Horrance Chilando, Executive Director of our member organization, the Zambia Centre for Interparty Dialogue (ZCID), who passed away on 27 February 2017 at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) in Lusaka, Zambia. Below, we share with you some words from Augustine Magolowondo, Africa Regional Representative of the … Continued

Who owns the European Development Fund? A panel debate

Development practitioners, civil society representatives and EU officials were invited to contribute to a panel discussion in Brussels, Belgium, on political realities and domestic accountability in EU development aid. The discussion, hosted by the European Partnership for Democracy (EPD) on 25 January 2017, centred around the ongoing review of the European Development Fund (EDF), the … Continued

The GPMD is founded

On 12 October 2016, the Global Partnership for Multiparty Democracy (GPMD) was founded in The Hague, the Netherlands. The GPMD is a unique ‘North-South’ network that brings together 18 organizations from all over the world that support political parties in developing democracies. All the members operate from a multiparty perspective, meaning that they work with … Continued

Expert meeting on working in fragile and conflict-affected settings

On 15 September 2016, the Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy (NIMD), International IDEA and the Berghof Foundation organized an expert meeting on working in fragile and conflict-affected settings (FCAS). FCAS settings are extremely polarized and divided due to a lack of trust among political actors. Yet, political parties are important players in these settings. Why is this focus on … Continued