Enhancing the capacity of electoral administration agencies through training
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)Balogun, M. Jide;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa. Multidisciplinary Regional Advisory Group;
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Designing a training programme in electoral administration is not a simple, straight-forward task. To begin with, it is not exactly clear what is meant by electoral administration* As a matter of fact, it will come as a surprise to people in certain parts of the world that so much attention is being paid in Africa to how to establish a core area which goes under that name – an area in which sustained academic and professional activities would be undertaken. The realities in Africa, however, point to the need to devote time and resources to the electioneering process as well as the effective management of the process. In the past thirty years, many countries in the region have agonized over the legitimacy of governments, and specifically, the constitutional mandate of key functionaries, A number of these countries have alternated between one-party rule and military dictatorship.