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4 Oct 2017 | Feature

In this video message, Dr. Thorpe explains how an IFES review of the NEC, documented in a report, became the blueprint for her tenure as head of the NEC.

3 Oct 2017 | Feature

In this Q&A, IFES Indonesia Program Manager Erni Andriani, who has worked with AGENDA since it was founded in 2011, discusses how AGENDA cooperates with other stakeholders to ensure the right...

3 Oct 2017 | Feature

On October 2, IFES held its Eighth Annual Charles T. Manatt Democracy and 2017 Joe C. Baxter Awards at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington, D.C. This year’s awardees included His Excellency Luis...

27 Sep 2017 | Feature

In a key note speech in Mexico City, Deputy Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa Ambar Zobairi highlighted IFES' Violence Against Women in Elections (VAWIE) Framework and five...

27 Sep 2017 | Feature

On September 22, IFES Morocco released an updated version of its electoral lexicon mobile phone app. The app, named صوتي حقي , or “My Vote, My Right,” is an accessible civic education tool created...

20 Sep 2017 | Feature

In August 2017, the State Election Commission of Macedonia (SEC), in collaboration with eight civil society organizations, including disabled people’s organizations, the Ministry for Labour and...

15 Sep 2017 | Feature

“A hackathon creates a space for exchanging ideas and expanding your network,” declared Ahmed, a Tunisian from the Nabeul governorate who participated in IFES' first Hack4Democracy (H4D) camp. “At...

15 Sep 2017 | Feature

From August 31 through September 2, 2017, election officials from over 50 countries gathered in Bucharest, Romania, for the third General Assembly of the Association of World Election Bodies (A-...

14 Sep 2017 | Feature

In 2007, the United Nations declared September 15 International Day of Democracy, with the aim of promoting and protecting democratic principles. At IFES, we have supported these principles for...

12 Sep 2017 | Feature

On September 7, IFES hosted a delegation of eight Egyptian college students to discuss projects in Egypt and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Visiting the United States as...

12 Sep 2017 | Feature

Following a lengthy review period, Tunisia’s Assembly of the Representatives of the People adopted amendments to the country’s legal framework for local elections. Following the law’s adoption,...