Intra-party democracy and local governance
This publication is a combination of three policy papers commissioned by the Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy (NIMD) in Georgia. The policy papers stem from the extensive research carried out by professionals of relevant fields and address three critically important challenges of the young democracy in Georgia. Improvements in women’s participation in politics, youths’ involvement in political parties, and increased civic engagement in self-government are continuous processes that require long-term commitment and cannot be achieved overnight. This publication attempts to uncover the current state of affairs in the respective fields and shed light on experiences of the past that constructed them. In the end, with careful consideration of international practices and backed up with evidence, every policy paper provides a set of practical suggestions on how to improve the current state. The publication is intended for policy makers, scholars and practitioners of the field, as well as the broad audience.