Governance Institutions and Processes
The overall goal of EISA’s political parties programme is to contribute to an open, inclusive and democratic political system. These interventions are located in three thematic areas of work that advance EISA’s engagement with political parties:
Political party support
This work is conducted throughout the organisation, including EISA’s Field Offices:
Benchmarks for enhanced political party performance
The Benchmarks for enhanced political party performance for democratic governance in Africa, adopted during the 5th Annual EISA continental symposium held in November 2010 with governing and opposition political parties from 15 countries across the African continent, was further refined in 2011 through a consultative process involving political parties from a further six countries across the African continent. Consultations with the parties ensured an inclusive process that lent a greater sense of credibility and legitimacy as well as ownership of the benchmarks by the political parties themselves.
Political party work is funded by an array of donors through the budgets of the various field offices, and are acknowledged there. In addition mention should be made of the following donor funding support: