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.

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.

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).

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.

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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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.