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Electoral Cycle Challenges, Domenico Tuccinardi

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Electoral cycle challenges: lessons for donors supporting elections and democracy in developing countries

Electoral cycle challenges: lessons for donors supporting elections and democracy in developing countries

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  • 1. European Commission United Nations Development Programme Joint Task Force on Electoral Assistance EC-UNDP Workshop onFormulating and Implementing Electoral Assistance Projects in the Context of the EC UNDP Partnership Electoral Cycle Challenges Domenico Tuccinardi, Project Director – NEEDS-International IDEA Brussels 1 – 4 February 2011 In cooperation with
  • 2.   EU Methodological Guide on Electoral Assistance, May 2006  EMB Handbook , International IDEA , October 2006  SG Report on Enhancing the Effectiveness and the Principle of Period Genuine Elections, August 2007  UNDP Electoral Assistance Implementation Guide, November 2007  UNGA Res 62/150, March 2008  UNGA Res 24/155, Nov 2010 In cooperation with
  • 3.   Electoral cycle approach integral part of the UNDP-EC programming since 2008  Adopted by EMBs and other electoral assistance providers as a major planning and training tool  Included in relations and training of development cooperation agencies to explain and advocate to shift from event-driven to process-driven assistance  The projects documents include a clear emphasis on capacity building activities and projects have now an average duration of three years In cooperation with
  • 4.   Operational imperatives proved to be stronger than policy recognition of the importance of long-term support  Lack of political will prevents any real immediate effort on capacity and institution building  Are the new electoral cycle approach programs just spending long -term money on long-term projects run by outsiders or are they spending it on domestic capacity with outsider exit?  There is a disconnect between the policy acceptance and the measures needed to make it work in the eld In cooperation with
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