Challenges in Politics for Women in Developed Nations: Snapshot from Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg: “We’re here to stay”

Ratified in 1788, the United States Constitution was built upon the ideals of justice, liberty, and prosperity. However, women were not explicitly promised equal protection or rights by the Constitution until 1920, when the 19th Amendment guaranteed the right to vote for all citizens regardless of gender. On Friday, September 12th The Constitutional Sources Project (ConSource), The Institute for…

Women’s Political Empowerment in Cote d’Ivoire: Mariam Dao Gabala on Advocacy and the US-Africa Summit

During the US-Africa Leaders Summit early last month, hosted by President Barack Obama in Washington, DC, the National Democratic Institute invited Mariam Dao Gabala, distinguished advocate of women’s political participation and financial inclusion, from Cote d’Ivoire to lead a discussion focused on Women, Peace, and Democracy in Cote d’Ivoire. Gabala is the president of Coalition des Femmes Leaders de…

The International Conference on Community Based Adaption: Conclusions from 2014 and Registration for 2015

The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), a policy research organization founded in 1971, integrates both research and action into their operations. Their work is centralized around their four research groups: climate change, human settlements, natural resources, and sustainable markets. For the past eight years IIED has created and hosted the International Conference on Community…

Municipal Finances: Free E-Learning Program for Local Governments

Applications for the World Bank’s free Municipal Finances E-course  from October 27 to December 19, 2014 are now available. This course for local leaders and officials, think tanks, national institutions, and World Bank Staff aims to improve knowledge and skills for the management of local finances. Extract from perspectives of local governments, content for this course includes being…

Can Sub-National Autonomy Strengthen Democracy in Bolivia?

Jean-Paul Faguet addresses the issue of decentralization and accountability in Bolivia in the article “Can Sub-National Autonomy Strengthen Democracy in Bolivia?” published in 2013 by the Journal of Federalism. He notes that Bolivia is one of the most radical decentralization reformers, and has recently implemented new reforms granting autonomy to local governments. Faguet seeks to…

Tarjeta de Puntuación

Tenemos la intención de trabajar con la comunidad local de  práctica de la democracia local participativa para desarrollar y utilizar una tarjeta de puntuación de gobernanza compartida  para evaluar y clasificar la democracia local en todo el mundo. Este cuadro de mando elevará el perfil de la democracia local a través de la publicación anual…