The report hightlights International IDEA's objectives and main activities in 2011.
Our mission is to support sustainable democratic change by:
"While the ‘century of the citizen’ brings with it a great deal of optimism, we are also mindful of the considerable challenges facing emerging, as well as established, democracies. What is certain is that all democracies need to deliver on their promise of true citizen participation and representation."
– Vidar Helgesen, Secretary-General, International IDEA