Local Self-Government. Political Party Finance. Women and Security

2014-03-21

1911aa.jpgNino Kakubava & Tamunia Chincharauli, Ketevan Bolkvadze, Rusudan Kervalishvili (2014)

This publication is a combination of three policy papers commissioned by the Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy in cooperation with the European Partnership for Democracy. The content is devoted to the issues of political party finance, local self-government and women’s participation in politics. These topics are at the center of policy debates in Georgia. 
Ketevan Bolkvadze’s paper draws the comparison of Armenian and Georgian system of political funding and provides recommendations on how they can be reformed. Nino Kakubava and Tamunia Chincharauli analyze legislative and institutional aspects of participation. Rusudan Kervalishvili’s paper is about women’s engagement in peace and security. It goes through the international obligations of Georgia and draws recommendations on how to better materialize them. 
The policy papers are based on research carried out by professionals of relevant fields and address three critically important challenges of the current Georgian politics.

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Constitution of Georgia

2014-03-21

393konstitucia.jpgThe Regional Center for Research and Promotion of Constitutionalism, NIMD (2013)

The Publication is commissioned by the NIMD and The Regional Center for Research and Promotion of Constitutionalism joint initiative and NIMD’s financial support. The publication covers the full text of Constitution of Georgia adopted on August 24, 1995, including all the changes and additions.

The publication is not a reflection of any specific national or political interest. Views expressed in this publication do not necessarily represent the views of the NIMD. 

Only Georgian Version is available

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NIMD in South Caucasus

2014-03-21

123nimd_georgia.jpgNIMD (Updated in 2013)

In the Corporate brochure reader can get brief overview about rationale of the NIMD activities in the South Caucasus region. Publication also provides with laconic definition of what the pillar programmes are aiming to and what is niche of the NIMD activities in the South Caucasus.

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Strengthening women’s engagement in the political life of Georgia

2014-03-21

5634qalta.jpgNIMD (2013)

This publication is a collection of expert analysis published by the NIMD South Caucasus Representation with the support of Canada Fund for Local Initiatives, within the framework of the project: “Strengthening women’s engagement in the political life of Georgia”. During the period of the project, thematic discussions have been organized in Tbilisi and other five cities of Georgia on the subject of gender equality, attended by the members of the government and the Parliament, local and international NGOs as well as by the independent experts. An expert review, prepared by an independent expert based on the thematic discussions, became the basis for the publication.

The publication includes the gender analysis of 2012 Parliamentary elections as well as the analytical documents written by five independent experts, invited by the organization, on the following subjects: gender equality in labor relations, educational policy planning, violence against the women, the coverage of gender equality issue in media and the gender mainstreaming of the budget.

This publication does not reflect any political or state interest. The opinions expressed in the publication do not necessarily reflect the views of NIMD and its management. NIMD does not take responsibility for the accuracy of facts and data used by the authors or the citation of sources in the publication.

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Political Party Dialogue: A Facilitator’s Guide

2014-03-21

1666pl_org.jpgBrechtje Kemp; Contributors: Sam van der Staak, Bjarte Tørå, Augustine Magolowondo (2013)

The handbook focuses on the need for dynamic spaces of dialogue between political parties to promote democratic processes. The content of this Guide is divided into three main components and a case studies section. Part I defines inter-party dialogue and what it aims to achieve. Inter-party dialogue can help parties move beyond short-term electoral or personal interests and build consensus on areas of national importance. It builds on case studies from different countries, and looks at key issues such as the building of trust, the convention and organization of dialogues, the preparation of the agenda, and others. Part II discusses practical issues from the field. What form should a dialogue platform take? How can a facilitator ensure that it runs smoothly and efficiently?  Part III deals with inclusive dialogue. Because it involves two or more parties, setting up a political party dialogue process is by definition a multiparty undertaking. This can mean reaching out to all registered political parties but in reality often involves choices about inclusion and exclusion.

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Strategic Planning for Political Parties: A Practical Tool

2014-03-21

7429935533 copy.jpgCaspar F. van den Berg; Contributors: Kati Piri, Sam van der Staak, Levan Tsutskiridze (2013)

The experiences of the NIMD work in party development in Georgia were summed up in the publication created jointly by the NIMD and International IDEA for the purposes of their further use in the program countries of the two organizations.

This Strategic Planning Tool for Political Parties is a contribution that parties around the world can use in their attempts to further gain the interest and trust of citizens. In this tool, which was first successfully tested by the Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy (NIMD) in its programmes in Georgia and Mozambique, NIMD hopes that political parties will find a resource to improve their public standing as well as their chances at electoral success. This tool is intended to guide political party assis­tance providers in helping political parties set up and carry out strategic planning processes. It offers an approach to, and guidelines for, the practice of strategic planning aimed at systematically strengthening parties’ organizational capacities. Electoral campaigning strategy is one aspect of a party’s organizational functioning, but by no means is the core issue in organizational strategic planning.

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