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- DocumentChr. Michelsen Institute, Norway, 2006How can electoral processes retain legitimacy? Ensuring that elected political leaders act in accordance with their mandate without violating citizens' rights is a key challenge for new democracies in sub-Saharan Africa. In Malawi, as across the continent, executive dominance is still the the norm in spite of the many institutions in place to make the government more accountable.Document
The process for selecting and appointing the Managing Director and First Deputy Managing Director of the IMFIndependent Evaluation Office of the IMF, 2007This paper reviews the processes for selection and appointment of the Managing Director (MD) and First Deputy Managing Director (FDMD) as they have developed in practice over time. It also examines informal processes within and between member governments in the G7, and it reviews recent improvements in processes in other international organisations for appointing heads.DocumentDepartment of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations, 2007This document presents an edited paper containing the work of twelve experts on e-government and e-participation. It aims to address the issues and challenges facing countries developing ICT for development and e-government programmes.DocumentCentro para la Apertura y el Desarollo de América Latina / Centre for the Opening and Development of Latin America, 2007This report provides an analysis of the worst areas in Latin America to practice journalism in the first part of 2007. Factors considered in the analysis include the existence of legislation prohibiting freedom of press, recent cases of intimidation, kidnappings or other violence against journalists and the number of journalists given effective and non-effective prison sentences.DocumentIbn Khaldoun Center for Development Studies, 2007All Arab leaders advocate democracy and claim that they are committed to democratic reforms. Tangible results, however, are hard to find. Arab countries are still ruled by authoritarian regimes and rulers are more concerned with retaining power than sharing it. Nonetheless, modest improvements have occurred in most Arab countries.DocumentInternational Crisis Group, 2007The 2007 elections will be a crucial test of whether Sierra Leone has definitely turned away from conflict in favour of security and democratic governance.OrganisationThe Hong Kong Transition Project is funded by a competitive research application to the central academic research funding body of the Hong Kong Government, the Research Grants Council.OrganisationThe National Democratonprofit organization working to strengthen and expand democracy worldwide.DocumentNetherlands Institute for Muliparty Democracy, 2006This report provides an overview the current state of Afghanistan’s emerging political parties. It particularly focuses on parties represented in the National Assembly and discusses the political identity, organisational strength, internal democracy, and electioneering capacity of the 25 parties that were examined in this research. Some of the key findings include:DocumentAfrica Governance Monitoring and Advocacy Project, 2007The report analyses the extent to which the Mauritius process of self-assessment for the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) has respected the criteria of effectiveness and credibility defined by the APRM founding documents. It particularly focuses on the extent to which APRM has been open, participatory, transparent and accountable.