DLDP in brief

The Danish Institute for Parties and Democracy (DIPD) was established by the Danish Parliament (Folketinget) in 2010 as a non-partisan entity. Its purpose is to promote democracy in developing countries.

This is achieved by supporting the development and establishment of political parties and encouraging multi-party systems, which can enhance political stability through cross-party cooperation.

The Danish Liberal Democracy Programme (DLDP) consolidates the liberal efforts in this endeavor. DLDP is affiliated with Venstre, which is Denmark's oldest political party, with a history spanning over 150 years. Since 2022, Venstre has been part of the Danish government, which is a coalition of three parties.

DLDP has been actively promoting democracy since 2011 through partnerships with liberal parties in developing countries. The work on democracy development in DLDP is funded by Danish development assistance through DIPD.