Enhancing Elections, Government, and Research in Indonesia
Democracy International has a long history of advancing electoral reforms and supporting local government and civil society in Indonesia. In 2004, building on work by our founders in Indonesia since 1995, we worked with the Carter Center on a comprehensive Democracy International launched a comprehensive election-monitoring to observe Indonesia’s first direct presidential election. From 2005 to 2009, as part of two separate projects, we advised national, provincial, and district election commissions, along with civil society organizations, on efforts to improve the quality of local elections. Among others elections, in 2006, we supported post-conflict democratic elections in the province of Aceh.As part of these efforts we advised on training election officials, organizing voter information campaigns, and creating a code of conduct for parties and candidates. In addition, from 2006 to 2009, we developed and conducted annual public opinion research to assess the political environment and public support for reforms and conducted four other assessments and evaluations. These diverse projects in Indonesia proved foundational to our firm’s growth and learning.