CLRG researchers in review of worldwide experiences of democracy assessments
29 September 2013
Three researchers from CLRG co-authored a paper that reviewed the democracy assessments that the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) had supported during the last 10 years. Raphael Montes Jr., Elyzabeth Cureg and Prejean Prieto collaborated with Edna Co (UP NCPAG), Melissa Lao (ADMU) and Ramon Fernan in reviewing national level assessments of democracy from 25 countries and 13 assessments of local democracy.
The review is intended to track the implementation of the IDEA framework for its State of Democracy (SOD) and State of Local Democracy (SOLD) as well as offer improvements or policy directions for the future.
The paper was presented in an IDEA-organized international conference in Bangkok, Thailand held from 16 to 18 September 2013. Eighty participants from around 30 countries attended the conference which was themed "Citizen-led Assessments of Democracy: Experiences from Around the World." The CLRG team was also part of the conference's technical advisory committee.
Montes was a co-author in the State of Local Democracy in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (2013) while Prieto was involved in setting up the Regional Centre for Citizen-Led Democracy Assessments in Asia and the Pacific.
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