Learning Catalogue, 10th anniversary of the Danish Institute for Parties and Democracy (DIPD)

Learning Catalogue, 10th anniversary of the Danish Institute for Parties and Democracy (DIPD) 

Denmark and global


The Danish Institute for Parties and Democracy (DIPD) has existed for 10 years. This is why a learning exercise was launched in Spring 2021 mapping out DIPD’s experiences up until now.
The learning exercise has been carried out by AP, cooperating with local consultants in selected partnership countries. The work has resulted in a learning catalogue describing what can be learned from the work done by DIPD over the past 10 years.


The first section of the Catalogue analyses to what extent strategic relations between Danish political parties and their partners have developed. Some issues merged as pivotal in partnerships. The second section investigates the best practices for long-term change through partnerships. Working with youth and women is a remarkable approach in several projects, such as in Tanzania and Kenya. The third section investigates DIPD’s added value and if it provides benefits that were unique and could not have been achieved through other collaborations. On this question, a consensus was found among all different informants: working with DIPD and Danish political partners is a unique opportunity with high added value. The last part of the assessment looks at how DIPD Secretariat can strengthen its support to the Danish political parties. It is important to acknowledge that while partners may, in many cases, interact primarily with their Danish counterpart, in just as many the relationships can be more complex, and involve DIPD’s Secretariat directly or one of its country offices. 


Bernardo Venturi, Anthony Sarota, Bernardo Monzani, Sellah Nasimyu King’oro, Luisa Insignares and Chiranjibi Bhandari