International Institute for Democracy and Electoral AssistanceWikipedia short information
The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) is an intergovernmental organization with regional offices in Latin America (Costa Rica), Asia and the Pacific (Australia) and Africa (Ethiopia). The organization's headquarters is in Stockholm, Sweden. International IDEA works to support and strengthen democratic institutions and processes around the world to develop sustainable, effective and legitimate democracies. Yves Leterme, former deputy secretary general at the OECD and former Prime Minister of Belgium, took over as secretary-general in 2014 replacing Vidar Helgesen. International IDEA is an official United Nations Observer.