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