Best Practice Guides

ALN Guide to Best Practice Political Communication - 2013

The content addresses political communication and identifies best practice specifically in the areas of media relations, online (including social media) and media relations, and can serve as a guide to your own party in terms of how to address its communication strategy.

Best Practice in Managing Professional Political Operation - 2014

This presentation gives political leaders insight into how they can structure their political parties to maximise vote winning.

Best practice in the use of Social Media for Political Parties - 2014

It is intended to be read as a companion to the ‘ALN Guide to Best Practice in Political Communication’ which goes into further detail.

Best Practice in Policy Making Presentation

This presentation on Best Practice in Party Policy Making was given by Christian Moon, the Head of Policy for the U.K Liberal Democrats, to an ALN workshop in Addis Ababa in 2012.

Best Practice in Creating a Liberal Election Manifesto

Drawing on his party’s own experience preparing for the 2014 national election in South Africa, Dr. James took delegates through the process of producing a realistic, substantiated and well-researched election manifesto, as well as the art of simplifying its contents to communicate in a compelling and easy-to-understand way to voters.

2016 ALN Best Practice Guide

The Africa Liberal Network is tremendously proud to present to you this best practice guide. A guide which takes into consideration the context of Africa’s political landscape, and is also rooted in a firm believe that liberal democracy holds the keys to our success. this guide should serve you well as a tool in your political campaigns as an African liberal.

Reports

ALN Annual Report 2014

As the Third Annual Report that the network has produced, it is an important showcase of the work the ALN has undertaken to advance Liberal Democracy across Africa.

ALN Annual Report 2013

As the second Annual Report that the network has produced, it is an important showcase of the work the ALN has undertaken to advance Liberal Democracy across Africa.


ALN Annual Report 2012

Every person has the right and opportunity to fulfil their potential and be what they want to be. The ALN exists to empower liberal parties to grow their support, to increase their influence on politics and to implement liberal policies when in government.

Liberal proposal for democratic governance and peaceful transfers of power in Africa

Adopted by the Africa Liberal Network at the Liberal Forum on the subject of: “Issues of Democratic Governance in Africa:Some Reflections on Democratic Transitions and Transfers of Power”

Africa Progress Report 2014

Annually the Panel releases a progress report, titled the Africa Progress Report, which highlights the current state of Africa’s economies and is essential reading for anyone working in politics or development in Africa.

UN Universal Declaration on Human Rights

On December 10, 1948 the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights the full text of which appears in the following pages.

Guide to Internal Party Democracy

This presentation was made by two representatives of the Dutch Liberal party, D66, at the 2012 ALN General Assembly in Abidjan.

African Free Trade Policy Paper

This paper was written by the Free Market Foundation for the ALN. It was used to inform the debate on Free Trade at the 2013 ALN General Assembly and some elements were used as the basis for the ALN Declaration on Jobs and Growth.

African Charter on Human and People's Rights

Every individual shall be entitled to the enjoyment of the rights guaranteed in the present Charter without distinction of any kind such as race, ethnic group, color, sex, language, religion, political or any other opinion, national and social origin, fortune, birth or other status.

ALN Liberal Manifesto for Africa

On the African continent, Liberal Democratic parties actively campaign to promote political and civil rights, develop a democratic culture and ensure good governance. African liberals believe that development must be founded on the principles of economic, environmental and social sustainability.

The ALN Declaration for Jobs and Growth in Africa

The ALN member parties commit to working for secure and peaceful development for all the peoples and nations of Africa and  is providing jobs and growth for the benefit of all through the adoption by the governments of Africa, acting on the principles of full transparency and good governance

Minimum standards for the democratic functioning of political parties

Political parties are a cornerstone of representative democracy and serve a function like no other institution. Democratic political parties contest and seek to win elections in order to manage government institutions.

African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance

This Guidebook is the first of its kind to identify and categorise the range of actions which political parties can take to support women’s participation during different phases of the electoral cycle, including during the pre- and post- election phases.

ALN Member Party Contact Details

ALN Member Party Contact Details

Liberal proposals for the reform of parliaments in Africa

Adopted by the Africa Liberal Network at the Liberal Forum on the theme: “Institutional Reform: the Role of Parliament in the Institutional Game” Bamako, 18 and 19 October 2014

Manuals

Liberals in Coalition


This practical guide will help parties that are currently considering participating in a coalition government to ensure a successful coalition can be achieved and managed.

Strategic Planning for Political Parties

This practical guide will help to guide parties through the strategic planning process.

Freedom of Expression Handbook

The pack contains a booklet outlining: The legal issues surrounding defamation and insult laws; a set of simplified principles that ARTICLE 19 is campaigning for, to discourage the abuse of defamation laws; and a set of Frequently Asked Questions to help you understand the issues involved.

Womens Leadership Documentation

Women’s Leadership Programme 2020

The Africa Liberal Network (ALN) Women’s Leadership Programme (WLP) returns in 2020 to continue training, coaching and developing politically active women within our member political parties.

Women's Leadership 2020 Application Form

To apply to the ALN’s Women’s Leadership Programme, please fill in the following application
form.

Guide to best practice in increasing women’s, youth and minority participation and representation

This practical guide gives political leaders practical advice for how they can attract and retain women, youth and minorities in their structures.

A guide to promoting womens political participation

This Guidebook is the first of its kind to identify and categorise the range of actions which political parties can take to support women’s participation during different phases of the electoral cycle, including during the pre- and post- election phases.