New NDI Tool Helps Countries Assess Democratic Readiness for EU Membership

30 11 2009

URL: Source: National Democratic Institute (NDI).

Countries formally applying to join the European Union must meet democratic criteria concerning transparency and accountability in their governance systems. To help them meet these criteria, and to give citizens a sense of progress achieved in democratic reforms, NDI, with funding from the United Nations Development Programme, has developed a first-of-its-kind assessment tool that examines government performance in such vital areas as institutional checks and balances and equal treatment before the law.




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