Our objective is to build stronger democratic institutions and processes across the Commonwealth. Democratic processes include regular holding of elections. Key democratic institutions include election management bodies and parliaments. We aim to achieve this by providing training and technical assistance and sending teams of observers to countries’ elections by invitation.
We place a high value on advocating the Commonwealth’s fundamental values and practical action through promotion and support for democracy in member countries. Our work impacts positively by increasing confidence in and boosting the integrity of elections, democratic institutions and processes.
Our engagement ensures that it is based on substance, not merely the adoption of democratic forms or a facade democracy. Practices and procedures which we promote help build enduring democratic institutions, which themselves provide full citizen participation and representation.