Supporting Democratic Electoral Management


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The project aims to promote the exchange of knowledge and experiences in the field of election management and administration with other developing countries through the Election Commission of India. It also seeks to support the newly established India International Institute on Democracy and Electoral Management (IIIDEM) as a training and resource centre to meet the demand for capacity development on electoral management from other countries.

What Have We Accomplished So Far

What Have We Accomplished So Far
Photo: Zubeni Lotha/UNDP India
  • ECI participation in the Electoral Cycle Regional Community of Practice meetings in Cairo and Manila enabled sharing of experiences with participating Asian and Arab countries on issues related to election management bodies, reform and management;

  • Supported participation of ECI in a seminar on Electoral Management Bodies and Democratic Reform in Mexico in Sept 2011 and in South Asia Regional Conference on Women’s Political Leadership in Bangladesh in Oct 2011;

  • Facilitated participation of ECI in a workshop on ‘Information Technology and Elections Management: Informed Decisions for Sustainable Outcomes’ in March 2012 in Mombasa, Kenya;

  • Provided support to the newly established IIIDEM in order to make it a premier training resource center that will meet the demand of capacity development on election management from other countries. UNDP supported the training of election management body officials of Maldives and Nepal in 2012 at IIIDEM and supported in the setting up of a library resource center;

  • Facilitated the first ever consultation with civil society organizations and the Election Commission of India that enabled collaboration between ECI and CSOs;

  • Facilitated participation of senior ECI officials to Australia for a consultation with the Australian Electoral Commission in developing a strategy to address problems relating to urban registration and urban apathy in Electoral process;

  • Facilitated participation of ECI to attend the 6th Global Electoral Organization Conference in Seoul, Korea in Oct 2013

Funding Support by



Donor Name Amount Contributed
United Nations Development Programme US$ 1,000,000


Expenditure in Previous Fiscal Year

Year Amount
2013 US$ 185,245


Photo Essay

India Election Diary 2014: Glimpses from Agra as Representatives from Lesotho, Nigeria and Malaysia Look On

24 April 2014
India Election Diary 2014: Lesotho, Nigeria and Malaysia Witness Massive Administrative Convergence
India Election Diary 2014: 3.3 million people voted in Agra, Uttar Pradesh on 24 April 2014. Representatives from the Election Commissions of Lesotho, Nigeria and Malaysia were in the city to observe the country’s impressive election management. The Election Commission of India and UNDP are facilitating the participation of 20 countries from across the world to learn more about electoral management.

Stories of Change

India Election Diary 2014: Namibia’s Electoral Team Studies the Elections

India Election Diary 2014: Namibia’s Electoral Team Studies the Elections
A seven member delegation from the Election Commission of Namibia visited Bangalore, Karnataka on 17 April 2014 to witness the country’s impressive election management. The visit was organized as part of a partnership between UNDP and ECI to further South-South cooperation on electoral management.

Managing Elections; Strengthening Democracy - Learning from the India Experience
Photo: Zubeni Lotha/UNDP India]

Managing Elections; Strengthening Democracy - Learning from the India Experience
Over 36 million people voted in state elections in Delhi and Rajasthan. Their progress was watched by a delegation of representatives from seven countries including Iraq, Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon, Senegal and the Gambia. This sharing of knowledge and experience was made possible through a partnership between the Election Commission of India and the United Nations Development Programme which aims to support electoral management in other development countries. 

In the News

Project Overview
Status
Ongoing
Project Start Date
2013
Project End Date
2017
Geographic Coverage
National-level
Focus Area
Democratic Governance
MDG
All Millennium Development Goals
Project Officer
John Borgoyary
Partners
Election Commission of India
Highlights
  • The project aims to promote exchange of knowledge with other developing countries in election management; build capacity of IIIDEM as a training and resource centre; and increase political participation of women in the country
  • Facilitated ECI participation in the Electoral Cycle Regional Community of Practice meetings in Cairo and Manila
  • Supported participation of ECI in a seminar on Electoral Management Bodies and Democratic Reform in Mexico in Sept 2011 and in South Asia Regional Conference on Women’s Political Leadership in Bangladesh in Oct 2011
  • Facilitated participation of ECI in a workshop in March 2012 in Mombasa, Kenya
  • Provided support to the newly established India International Institute on Democracy and Election Management
  • Supported the training of election management body officials of Maldives and Nepal in 2012 and supported the setting up of a library resource center
  • Facilitated the first ever consultation with civil society organizations and ECI
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