The Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy (NIMD) is a democracy assistance organisation of political parties in the Netherlands for political parties in young democracies.
Currently working with more than 150 political parties from 21 programme countries in Africa, Latin America, Asia and Eastern Europe, NIMD supports:
In several of the countries where NIMD operates, political parties have established Centres for Multiparty Democracy (CMDs). These centres provide a neutral setting where political adversaries have the opportunity to discuss how they can work together to strengthen democracy.
NIMD encourages political parties to organise exchanges with counterparts from neighbouring countries. In these regional programmes, democratic politicians from various countries convene in order to learn from each other, share experiences and help others promote democratic reforms.
Expertise of political practitioners
Founded in 2000 by seven Dutch parties (CDA, PvdA, VVD, Groenlinks, D66, Christen Unie and SGP), NIMD draws on the expertise of political practitioners in its programmes.