The Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy (NIMD) is a democracy assistance organisation founded in 2000 by seven political parties in the Netherlands for political parties in young democracies. NIMD is currently working with more than 150 political parties from 21 programme countries in Africa, Latin America, Asia and Eastern Europe.
NIMD activities in Georgia focus on the importance of inclusive political processes and the key aspects for the development of young democracies. The NIMD Georgia programme is designed to promote the institutional development of the major political parties, democracy education at the grassroots level and democratic reforms at the national level.
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.