The European Union-funded STEP Democracy is a unique programme designed to bring national and international expertise to a wide range of Myanmar’s electoral stakeholders, and which firmly entrenches local ownership throughout all phases of the electoral cycle. Its methodologies have proven to make knowledge transfer sustainable through comprehensive technical advice, capacity development, voter education, and dialogue promotion.
STEP Democracy has worked intensively with the Union Election Commission (UEC), political parties and civil society organizations (CSOs), through innovative approaches to support Myanmar’s democratic transition with tailor-made programming in line with the unique needs of each electoral stakeholder since 2015.
In its second phase and second year of implementation, STEP II Democracy reached 11539 participants including more than 4000 women.
Find out more about highlights the key achievements of the STEP II Democracy programme in the infographic below.
International IDEA, as the lead implementing organization, works with four international (the Danish Institute for Parties and Democracy (DIPD), Democracy Reporting International (DRI), and the Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy (NIMD)/ Demo Finland) and three national organizations (Scholar Institute, Paññā Institute and Badeidha Moe Civil Society Organization) to implement the STEP Democracy’s mission to contribute to a greater awareness of, and adherence to, democratic values and principles and increased inclusive participation in democratic practices. This mission builds on a larger vision to create a society founded on broad engagement in democratic institutions and processes.