About NIMD

The Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy (NIMD) works to promote peaceful, just and inclusive politics worldwide.

Inclusion is the key to a successful democracy. Democracies will only thrive when all groups have an equal opportunity to play their role in political life and work for the common good of their country.

That is why our approach is characterized by dialogue and impartiality: we bring people from across the political spectrum together, from aspiring politicians to established leaders, and from the national to the local level.

Providing democracy support across five key thematic areas, we empower political actors to cooperate in a constructive manner on issues that affect them, their country, and the broader region, helping them reach out to citizens and truly listen to their needs.

Democracy is...


Democracy is putting the people first. It’s about responsible and transparent politicians.

Peaceful elections

Democracy is having free and fair elections. It’s about not being afraid to go out and vote.


Democracy starts with dialogue. It’s about working together in an atmosphere of trust and mutual acceptance.


Democracy is hearing every voice. It’s about inclusive decision making and considering different opinions.

Multiple parties

Democracy is having a real choice. It’s about political parties presenting clear and distinct policies.

Where we work

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