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Does less engaged mean less empowered? Political participation lags among African youth, especially women
Afrobarometer 2016
The African Union (AU) Assembly declared 2009 - 2018 the "African Youth Decade" and released an action plan to promote youth empowerment and development throughout the continent, including by raising young citizens' representation and...
The effect of exposure to political institutions and economic events on demand for democracy in Africa
J. Alves de Aquino / Afrobarometer 2015
Understanding why people demand democracy is important to an evaluation of the prospects for democratic stability. Most researchers examining this question have added national-level variables to multi-level regression models of survey...
Do citizens reward good service? Voter responses to basic service provision in southern Africa
D. de Kadt; E.S. Lieberman / Afrobarometer 2015
Theories of democratic governance posit that citizens should reward politicians for good service and punish them for bad. But does electoral accountability work as theorised, especially in developing country contexts? Studying ...
Language, education, and citizenship in Africa
E.A. Albaugh / Afrobarometer 2016
African states are known for their linguistic diversity. Few have spread a single official language widely through their education systems. The preservation of many local languages seems a benefit in terms of minority rights, but some...
Whose public spaces? Citizen participation in urban planning in Santiago, Chile
V.:Viviana Fernández Prajoux / International Institute for Environment and Development 2013
This article describes how community action stopped two planning proposals to build in public spaces in Las Condes, a commune in the metropolitan area of Santiago in Chile. The first proposal was the construction of a shopping mall by...
Spotlight on publications: budgets and human rights
Evidence and Lessons from Latin America 2011
By ratifying human rights treaties, States assume obligations and duties under international law to respect, protect and fulfil human rights. But these obligations will do nothing if governments do not allocate public funds to the rea...
Spotlight on publications: citizen participation in local governance in Latin America
Evidence and Lessons from Latin America 2012
Citizen participation in governance at the local level has long been acknowledged to play a role in improving public policies. It is seen as enhancing policies’ responsiveness to the population’s needs and their quality, a...
Spotlight on publications: design, adoption and implementation of Latin American Freedom of Information Acts
Evidence and Lessons from Latin America 2012
In the last two decades, Latin American countries – from Brazil, Chile and Colombia to Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru and Uruguay - have designed and adopted innovative Freedo...
Spotlight on publications: human rights in Latin America
Evidence and Lessons from Latin America 2013
Strong national human rights institutions, an active regional human rights court, a human rights approach to budgeting and strategic litigation by civil society: these are just some of the innovative approaches Latin American countrie...
Spotlight on publications: indigenous and ethnic minority rights
Evidence and Lessons from Latin America 2013
Indigenous and ethnic minorities are recognised under international law as a collective group with a shared identify and specific rights that governments should protect and guarantee via national frameworks and innovative public polic...
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Does less engaged mean less empowered? Political participation lags among African youth, especially women
Afrobarometer 2016
The African Union (AU) Assembly declared 2009 - 2018 the "African Youth Decade" and released an action plan to promote youth empowerment and development throughout the continent, including by raising young citizens' representation and...
The effect of exposure to political institutions and economic events on demand for democracy in Africa
J. Alves de Aquino / Afrobarometer 2015
Understanding why people demand democracy is important to an evaluation of the prospects for democratic stability. Most researchers examining this question have added national-level variables to multi-level regression models of survey...
Do citizens reward good service? Voter responses to basic service provision in southern Africa
D. de Kadt; E.S. Lieberman / Afrobarometer 2015
Theories of democratic governance posit that citizens should reward politicians for good service and punish them for bad. But does electoral accountability work as theorised, especially in developing country contexts? Studying ...
Language, education, and citizenship in Africa
E.A. Albaugh / Afrobarometer 2016
African states are known for their linguistic diversity. Few have spread a single official language widely through their education systems. The preservation of many local languages seems a benefit in terms of minority rights, but some...
Whose public spaces? Citizen participation in urban planning in Santiago, Chile
V.:Viviana Fernández Prajoux / International Institute for Environment and Development 2013
This article describes how community action stopped two planning proposals to build in public spaces in Las Condes, a commune in the metropolitan area of Santiago in Chile. The first proposal was the construction of a shopping mall by...
Spotlight on publications: budgets and human rights
Evidence and Lessons from Latin America 2011
By ratifying human rights treaties, States assume obligations and duties under international law to respect, protect and fulfil human rights. But these obligations will do nothing if governments do not allocate public funds to the rea...
Spotlight on publications: citizen participation in local governance in Latin America
Evidence and Lessons from Latin America 2012
Citizen participation in governance at the local level has long been acknowledged to play a role in improving public policies. It is seen as enhancing policies’ responsiveness to the population’s needs and their quality, a...
Spotlight on publications: design, adoption and implementation of Latin American Freedom of Information Acts
Evidence and Lessons from Latin America 2012
In the last two decades, Latin American countries – from Brazil, Chile and Colombia to Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru and Uruguay - have designed and adopted innovative Freedo...
Spotlight on publications: human rights in Latin America
Evidence and Lessons from Latin America 2013
Strong national human rights institutions, an active regional human rights court, a human rights approach to budgeting and strategic litigation by civil society: these are just some of the innovative approaches Latin American countrie...
Spotlight on publications: indigenous and ethnic minority rights
Evidence and Lessons from Latin America 2013
Indigenous and ethnic minorities are recognised under international law as a collective group with a shared identify and specific rights that governments should protect and guarantee via national frameworks and innovative public polic...
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The African Institute for Community-Driven Development (Khanya-aicdd)
The African Institute for Community-Driven Development (Khanya-aicdd) is an African centre of expertise on community-driven development and sustainable livelihoods. They are committed to a transformation process which fundamentally addresses socio-economic inequalities and the needs of the poor. They seek sustainable African solutions to African problems, while learning from best practice els...
Middle East Youth Initiative
The initiative blends activities in an attempt to bridge the divide between thinkers and practitioners by utilising robust research as a foundation for effective policy and programs. The initiative has three complementary pillars: Research and Policy  The initiateive aims to advance understanding of economic and social issues to promote solutions for the in...
EISA
EISA strives for the promotion of credible elections, participatory democracy, human rights culture, and the strengthening of governance institutions for the consolidation of democracy in Africa. EISA works in a number of programme areas, including: Democracy, conflict management and electoral education Elections and political processes...
Institute for Democratic Governance
As a civil society research, advocacy and capacity building organisation, IDEG is committed to a set of organisational principles and objectives. In the discharge of its primary functions, IDEG subscribes to principles of non-partisanship, not-for-profit, and independence, having as key objectives: To carry out research and analysis of development strategies, polic...
Multicultural Center Prague
The Multicultural Center Prague wishes to: show that multicultural coexistence is possible and enriching for all promote tolerant society, open to differences and making the most of cultural variety within the Czech Republic and beyond its borders while promoting the values of social integration and cohesion; advocate intercultural dialogue and learn...
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