The COVID-19 pandemic has had a global impact on the conduct of elections. Governments and electoral authorities have responded with innovative practices—but the challenges have also revealed gaps and weaknesses. Lessons from COVID-19 can help with preparedness for future challenges, such as holding elections in the wake of natural disasters or in highly polarized contexts. This joint analysis from CIC and the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance examines how countries are handling elections during the pandemic, and explores options for ensuring good election governance and preventing electoral violence.
CIC staff, fellows, and partners are working to shed light on the intersections between the global coronavirus pandemic and the issues we study, from the future of multilateralism and the global humanitarian response to the ongoing work of building peaceful, just and inclusive societies. This is a regularly updated collection of our articles, blog posts, and policy papers on COVID-19.
How can cutting-edge approaches to data—like advanced data science methods, quantitative methods, predictive analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and natural language processing (NLP)—help inform peacebuilding and conflict prevention? This report from CIC’s new Data for Peacebuilding and Prevention initiative maps and analyzes the existing global ecosystem in the field and lays out recommendations to grow the field effectively.
The Center on International Cooperation and the Center for Global Affairs at NYU are launching an online dashboard aimed at tracking diversity at the leadership level for the United Nations. The new UN Senior Leadership Appointments Dashboard collates information issued as press releases by the UN about appointments of its most senior leaders since 1996, tracking various measures of diversity including gender, national origin, age, and educational background.
In 2018, the United Nations (UN) and the World Bank published a groundbreaking report driven by the conviction that the international community’s attention must urgently be rebalanced from crisis response to prevention, leading to deepening collaboration between the UN and international financial institutions. This briefing by Paige Arthur provides an external perspective on the evolution of the UN-IFI relationship on prevention and peacebuilding over the past three years.