IFES organized the construction of wheelchair ramps in nine Armenian polling sites with USAID funds. This ramp was built in Gyumri, a city with many citizens who were injured by an earthquake in 1988.

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IFES Survey Examines Priorities for Gender Advocacy in Armenia

April 26, 2013

IFES’ Applied Research Center (ARC) conducted a global survey of practitioners in gender equality and women’s empowerment in 40 countries where IFES is active. The survey identifies key issues and challenges affecting women and girls and examines priorities for advocacy on gender issues. The survey also assesses the effectiveness of women’s organizations and their capacity-building needs to improve future gender program interventions.

Women's Empowerment, All Inclusion and Empowerment

Investing in Common Aspirations: Lewis Madanick on the Former Eastern Bloc, Democracy and Humanity

April 18, 2013

Lewis Madanick, Program Manager at Open World Leadership Center, has watched Eastern Europe’s rocky to transition to democracy. A child of the Cold War and a student of Russian/Soviet history, he has a deep interest in global politics and the role of the individual in democracy. While at IFES from 1999-2000, Madanick served as Program Officer for Russia. He now works to build ties between emerging leaders in Eurasia and the United States. A week after the death of Margaret Thatcher – who recognized the first Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev as reform-oriented – Madanick comments on the march of democracy in former Eastern Bloc.

Armenian Presidential Election: One Step Forward or Two Steps Back?

March 01, 2013

On Monday, February 18, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan won a second term in office by garnering just under 59 percent of the vote in an election deemed by western observers to be administratively better than past presidential polls, albeit less competitive. IFES Program Manager for the Caucasus and Central Asia Anthony Bowyer sheds light into the election. 

All Election Management

Elections in Armenia: February 18 Presidential Elections

February 12, 2013

Elections in Armenia: February 18 Presidential Elections, IFES’ Frequently Asked Questions, sheds light on Armenia’s electoral system, the candidates and the current political situation.

All Election Management

Precinct Election Training for Armenia’s National Assembly Elections

July 03, 2012

IFES conducted ethical and procedural election administration trainings for 13,811 appointed Armenian Precinct Election Commissioners (PEC) in 1,982 precincts from April 15 through May 3, 2012.

Institutional Development, All Election Management

IFES Precinct Election Commissioner Training Recognized

July 02, 2012

Precinct Election Commission (PEC) officials in Armenia had an enormous responsibility to ensure that voting proceeded smoothly during May's national parliamentary elections.

Capacity Building, All Citizen Participation

IFES Assists Armenian Central Election Commission in Opening New Media Room

June 29, 2012

Two days before nationwide elections to Armenia's National Assembly, IFES partnered with the Central Election Commission (CEC) to open a new media room for the CEC to make official election-related announcements and for journalists to use on Election Day.

Media Relations, All Election Management

IFES Testifies on Democratization in the South Caucasus

May 25, 2012

On May 23, Anthony Bowyer, IFES program manager for the Caucasus and Central Asia, testified before the Helsinki Commission (U.S. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe) concerning the state of democratization and the role of elections in the Caucasus region – specifically in Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Georgia.

U.S. Helsinki Commission Briefing - Democratization in the Caucasus: Elections in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia

May 23, 2012

IFES Program Manager for the Caucasus and Central Asia Anthony Bowyer will speak before the U.S. Helsinki Commission on recent and upcoming elections in the Caucasus region.

Armenia's May 6 Elections: Progress and Perspectives

May 22, 2012

Armenia's May 6 parliamentary elections marked an important step in the country's democratic development. Please join the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) for a discussion with election experts who witnessed the vote in Armenia.


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