Providing Accurate and Sustainable Assessments Worldwide

January 16, 2013

IFES provides technical expertise to countries with both developing and mature democracies. This includes electoral assessments, which evaluates the capacities of a country and the environment in which an election takes place.

This podcast features Peter Erben, IFES' Senior Global Electoral Adviser. Erben has over 20 years of experience in election management and has witnessed many countries transition into democracy. He speaks with us about conducting assessment missions throughout the world.

All Election Management

Multimedia Index

Modern Applications of Election Technology

July 16, 2014

IFES supports the use of technology to promote sustainability in the democratic process, working with election management bodies to utilize various technologies that are appropriate in local context.

Citizen Participation in Natural Resource Management in Niger

July 08, 2014

It is critical to the security and economic development of Niger that citizens' voices are heard. IFES is working with local partners to increase awareness of the risks and rights of workers in the extractive resources industry, including uranium, oil and gold. IFES is also working to develop partnerships between civil society organizations and government to ensure citizens understand and participate in resource management decisions.

All Citizen Participation

Equal Access at the United Nations

June 24, 2014

IFES served as an observer to the 7th Conference of States Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. IFES has the ability to observe deliberations by the member states on implementation of the disability treaty as well as to host side-events open to states and civil society. IFES Vice President of Programs, Michael Svetlik, moderated this side event on political participation of persons with disabilities.

Guarding Against Fraud

June 19, 2014

Since its release, IFES has been using the seven standards outlined in GUARDE in a variety of challenging contexts around the world. In this episode IFES experts discuss their experiences using GUARDE standards to address issues of election integrity and transparency in Afghanistan, Cambodia and the Maldives. 

Election Dispute Resolution and Complaints Adjudication, All Electoral Integrity and Transparency

Video Tutorial on Election Day Procedures for May 25 Ukraine Election Observers

May 16, 2014

In this video tutorial, produced by the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) in partnership with the Ukrainian Central Election Commission (CEC), election observers learn about key Election Day procedures. Domestic and international observation missions and delegations will visit polling sites throughout Ukraine on May 25. A full list of Ukrainian and international observers can be found on the CEC website.

All Election Management

Engaging Voters in the Philippines Online and Offline

May 15, 2014

In this podcast IFES Chief of Party Beverly Hagerdon Thakur discusses the influence of social media on citizens in the Philippines and IFES' experiences coupling online engagement with offline, face-to-face activities to advance civic participation in the political and electoral processes.

Media Relations, All Election Management

U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte on the Importance of Elections

May 15, 2014

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) is privileged to have Senator Ayotte on its Board of Directors. The Senator has been a strong advocate for supporting democratic institutions around the world. In this episode of Dialogues on Democracy, Senator Ayotte talks about the importance of developing credible and sustainable electoral practices and ensuring elections are inclusive of all citizens.

Arguments and Friends: The Voice of Debate Participants

May 07, 2014

IFES’ 2010 University Debate Club was the first debate club formed in Afghanistan. Listen to the voices of Nasser Naimi, Mansur Shah and Zabihullah Barakzai about the impact the clubs had on them.

April 2014 Ukraine Survey and Preparations for May 25 Elections

May 05, 2014

On May 2nd IFES held an event to discuss the results of IFES' April 2014 Ukraine Survey and ongoing preparations for the early presidential elections. 

Why and how to Get CNIC--Urdu

April 18, 2014

“Get your CNIC – get yourself registered to vote…because every vote counts!” Motivational voter education messages are instantly recognizable; they permeate the airwaves, and televisions in democratic countries, especially before an election. While short, the messages are clear and they are an indispensable tool to educate and mobilize large numbers of citizens. Watch this video that explains how and why to get a computerized national identity card (CNIC).