Applied Research Center

Public Opinion Surveys

Public opinion can play a critical role in political and electoral development in a country and research in this area highlights the complex collection of opinions that impact the political process. IFES understands the tide of public opinion becomes more crucial during elections and has developed research tools to gauge these sentiments, using them to inform project activities and better  understand the political context of individual nations.

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Election Resource Center

The F. Clifton White Election Resource Center (ERC) is a source of unique election materials from around the world. Complete with videos and photos, this tool highlights key electoral documents and recounts historic elections. This collection captures IFES’ ongoing work, as well as historic moments in democracy-building.

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Democracy Fellowships

IFES awards two to four $5,000 Democracy Studies Fellowships to bring outstanding graduate students to Washington, D.C. to engage in democracy development research.

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