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Political systems

These pages explore the theme of 'political systems', one of the 7 governance capabilities outlined in DFID's Governance Target Strategy Paper, 'Making Government Work for Poor People' as being key to poverty reduction.

DFID's approach emphasises the importance of responsive and accountable government, ensuring that everyone, including poor people, enjoy all human rights. It also stresses the importance of access to free and fair elections and to information and representation for all people, including the poor, so that they can make informed choices and participate effectively.

What does the GRC Exchange cover?

These pages present key texts and resources, drawn from international comparative experience, that explore the following issues:

Overview - political analysis
Elections
Political parties
Civil society
The media
Parliament
Gender
Useful internet links


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