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Delivering effective political party assistance: challenges for policy makers and practitioners [WP999]

Date

Monday 15 to Thursday 18 March, 2010

This conference was attended by bilateral donors, diplomats, international and regional organizations, implementers who focus on political party assistance, as well as political party members, political analysts and a broad range of actors from the peace making (mediation, dialogue facilitation), democracy building, state building and academic fields.

Our discussion

  • The main consensus that emerged from the conference is that it is time to move from thinking politically to acting politically when providing assistance in this area.
  • ¬†However, moving from policy to practice when discussing interventions that impact on internal political processes remains a complex and sensitive endeavour and there are many diverging views on how support to political parties should (or should not) be provided.

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