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January, 2014

In advance of presidential and provincial council elections in Afghanistan planned for April 2014, Democracy International is conducting two nationwide surveys to learn about voter preferences on key election issues, voter participation trends, and candidates. A summary of the results of the first survey can be found in the graphics below. 

 

Afghanistansurvey
November, 2013

April, 2013

DI, in partnership with the National Center for Policy Research (NCPR) at Kabul University, conducted a nationwide survey of Afghan citizens on issues related to elections and civic education. DI and NCPR administered a 63-question survey to 4,000 randomly selected Afghans in all 34 of Afghanistan’s provinces from October 1 through November 20, 2012.

Afghanistansurvey
November, 2012

Democracy International's (DI) nationwide survey in Afghanistan constitutes some of the most comprehensive public-opinion research to date on democracy, elections, and governance in the country. This research includes a nationally representative public opinion survey as well as extensive in-depth interviews and focus groups. To better understand how Afghans’ perceptions affect their participation, the survey focused in particular on the processes and institutions involved in the consolidation of democracy in Afghanistan.

Afghanistansurvey
July, 2012

From April to June 2012 Democracy International conducted the first-ever survey of sitting members of Afghanistan's Parliament focused on legislators' attitudes on issues related to elections, electoral laws and governance in Afghanistan. DI's research team conducted interviews with 176 members of parliament (MPs).

AfghanistanGovernancereformsurvey
November, 2011

Democracy International evaluated the Legislative Strengthening Activity and Political Party Program in Montenegro, both funded by USAID. The performance evaluation was performed to provide USAID with an objective assessment of the program’s performance and impact.

EvaluationLegislatureMontenegroPolitical Parties
August, 2011

Democracy International (DI) conducted a Democracy and Governance Assessment in Ghana to provide the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission in Ghana with a comprehensive analysis of the needs and realistic opportunities for assisting the consolidation of democratic rule in Ghana utilizing the four-step approach and methodology of USAID’s newly revised DG Strategic Assessment Framework (SAF).

africaAssessmentstrategy
July, 2011

Democracy International conducted an evaluation of USAID’s Parliamentary Program of Azerbaijan (PPA), which seeks to strengthen the effectiveness and representative capacity of the parliament of Azerbaijan. This evaluation, which covers Phase I and II of the program, provides the USAID Mission in Azerbaijan with a comprehensive analysis of program’s performance and offers recommendations for future programming in this sector. DI fielded a team to conduct this assessment from June to August 2011.

AzerbaijanEvaluationGovernance
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.

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