Who We Are

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) supports citizens’ right to participate in free and fair elections. Our independent expertise strengthens electoral systems and builds local capacity to deliver sustainable solutions.

 

As the global leader in democracy promotion, we advance good governance and democratic rights by:

 

Providing technical assistance to election officials
Empowering the underrepresented to participate in the political process
Applying field-based research to improve the electoral cycle

 

Since 1987, IFES has worked in over 135 countries – from developing democracies, to mature democracies.


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An Introduction to IFES

Bill Sweeney, President/CEO
In this two-minute video, Bill Sweeney, IFES president and CEO, gives a quick overview of IFES and the work we do.
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