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June, 2011

This study provides detailed consideration and comparison of the state-of-the-art research and thinking on leading VCV techniques, including consideration of the programmatic, practical, and financial advantages and disadvantages of different VCV methods in order to develop a best-practice guide for international development organizations and implementers regarding what VCV techniques to select and when.

StudyVCV
June, 2011

On September 18, 2010, Afghanistan held elections for the lower house of its parliament, the Wolesi Jirga. As the second Afghan-led elections since the fall of the Taliban, they were a critical test of whether Afghanistan’s ability to conduct fair elections had improved since its presidential and provincial council elections in 2009.

AfghanistanElectionsreport
November, 2010

Under the DG Analytical Services IQC, Democracy International conducted an evaluation of USAID’s Civil Society Strengthening Program (CSSP)in Kosovo to provide the Mission with a comprehensive analysis of the quality and impact of the program and to offer recommendations for future programming in this sector. DI fielded a team to conduct this assessment from October to December 2010.

civil societyEvaluationKosovo
August, 2010

Under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Democracy International organized an international election observation mission for the August elections in Afghanistan. The purpose of DI’s mission was to observe and report on the electoral process and, to the extent possible, evaluate the degree to which the elections conformed to international standards. In so doing, the mission would help promote good governance by strengthening democratic election systems and processes. The project complemented ongoing efforts supported by the U.S.

AfghanistanElections
May, 2010

Democracy International conducted a mid-term evaluation of the Governance Accountability Project (GAP2) in Bosnia and Herzegovina to provide USAID, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands with an assessment of the overall performance of GAP2 project, which sought to increase municipal governments’ capacity to serve their citizens.

Bosnia and HerzegovinaEvaluationGovernance
January, 2010

Eric Bjornlund. “More than Elections,” More than Elections: How Democracies Transfer Power (U.S. Department of State, January 2010).

Elections are just a starting point in a healthy democracy: The true test is a stable government that protects minority rights, rule of law, and free speech, and promotes a strong civil society.

articlecivil societyElectionsEric Bjornlundhuman rightsrule of law
December, 2009

Under the DG Analytical Services IQC, Democracy International conducted an evaluation of Georgia Public Administration Reform Program (PAR) to provide USAID with an assessment of the performance and impact ofPAR and provide guidance to inform possible future USAID programming in Georgia.

EvaluationGeorgiaGovernance
October, 2009

The Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy (NIMD) commissioned this evaluation as a review of its programs working with the Indonesian Community for Democracy (KID) in Indonesia. The team for this evaluation included Eric Bjornlund of Democracy International and Sugeng Bahagijo of Prakarsa, an Indonesian NGO and policy research organization. In May 2009, the team reviewed documents from NIMD and KID and conducted in-depth interviews of key stakeholders and others in The Hague and in Jakarta and other locations in Indonesia.

EvaluationIndonesiaNIMD
October, 2009

Glenn Cowan. The Afghan Elections: Who Lost What?
Statement before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia, October 1, 2009.

Afghanistancongressional testimonyElections
September, 2009

With funding from USAID under the Elections and Political Processes IQC in 2009, Democracy International supported the Albanian Central Elections Commission (CEC) with the National Assembly elections held on June 28, 2009. The project provided support to the CEC to support the quality and integrity of the electoral process through technical assistance in three key areas: training, public outreach and results transmission and monitoring.

AlbaniaElectionsreport