Inherent in the concept of democracy is that it grows from within and from below rather than being imposed from the outside or from above. The growth of a culture of democracy is an ongoing process…
Joint Declaration from the Founding Conference of International IDEA involving 14 founding Member States

International IDEA Commemorates 20 Years of Service

With a mandate to support democracy, International IDEA continues to fill the knowledge gap in the international and development community by equipping people with extensive training and resources and by providing opportunities for dialogue.

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