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April 4, 2017

Myanmar’s By-Elections: Another Step Forward

On 1 April, Myanmar held its first elections under the new National League for Democracy (NLD) government. These by-elections, targeting 19 seats in the national and state/regional assemblies, showcased another well-administered election that returned a wide range of political parties to represent their constituencies. The ruling NLD won 8 of the 12 seats at play […]
April 3, 2017

DIPD’ polling agents training activities for by-election

In advance of Myanmar’s 1 April by-elections, the first test of elections under the NLD government, parties are watching to make sure that the elections are conducted in a credible and transparent way. To this end, parties are their organizing teams of polling agents to observe the by-elections. In support of parties’ efforts to observe […]
March 29, 2017

DIPD’s work on Youth in Politics is rated as Promising Practice

In an independent review of more than 76 global programmes in support of youth, DIPD’s engagement with promoting youth in politics is considered as promising practice that can inspire both the MFA and other organisations. The Danish MFA undertook the review to inform how the MFA optimizes and operationalises the new Development Cooperation Strategy and […]
March 24, 2017

Preparing Parties for Campaigns

As Myanmar’s April by-elections approach, political parties are preparing for the campaigns and elections. For some constituencies, including Kyethi and Mongshu Constituencies in Shan State, these will be the first elections held in many years. Numerous challenges remain for parties as they learn how to conduct regular campaign activities and win votes in a competitive […]
March 8, 2017

International Women’s Day in Bhutan – The fight for gender equality transcends international borders

The struggle for gender equality in Denmark dates back more than a century; in other parts of the world the fight has just begun, but what remains common across the globe is that gender equality is an urgent issue worth fighting for. The transcending character of International Women’s Day is apparent in Thimpu, Bhutan, where […]