Opened in 2016, the International IDEA office in Chile serves as the Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean Region (LAC). Prior to Chile, the Regional Office for LAC was based in San José, Costa Rica between 1997 and 2016.
Through the Regional Office, we work with democratic institutions throughout the LAC region to support electoral integrity, increase the effectiveness and legitimacy of democracy, its institutions and to support gender equality in politics. Based on a geographic approach, our LAC programme responds to requests of regional, sub-regional and national actors, builds capacity through technical assistance, comparative applied knowledge resources and provides spaces for dialogue. The LAC programme is a significant partner and an agenda setter in many countries where it provides expert technical assistance.