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IFES to Release Paper on Poltical Finance and Gender Equality

March 20, 2014

IFES’ upcoming white paper takes a look at the connection between gender equality and political finance.

Political Finance, All Electoral Integrity and Transparency, All Inclusion and Empowerment

Elections in Tunisia: 2014 Independent High Authority for Elections Selection

January 24, 2014

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems’ (IFES) frequently asked questions (FAQs) Elections in Tunisia: 2014 Independent High Authority for Elections Selection discuss key elements of ISIE selection.

All Election Management

IFES Trains New Tunisia Court of Accounts Judges on Political Finance

January 02, 2014

In partnership with the Tunisia Court of Accounts, IFES recently trained 20 junior judges – some of whom will control the funding of future elections – on political finance. The three-day interactive training took place in Tunis, from November 27 to December 2, tackling political finance and its management.

Political Finance, All Electoral Integrity and Transparency

IFES President and CEO Testifies on Tunisia

December 04, 2013

Today, December 4, 2013, IFES President and CEO Bill Sweeney will take part in a hearing held by the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa.

All Election Management, All Electoral Integrity and Transparency, All Citizen Participation, All Inclusion and Empowerment

Pilot Program in Tunis Empowers Illiterate Voters

November 21, 2013

IFES oversaw the development of a kit, called a valise educative (educational briefcase), as part of a civic education pilot project for illiterate persons of voting age. 

Vulnerable and Marginalized Populations, All Inclusion and Empowerment

Financing Politics: The Middle East and North Africa

September 30, 2013

Financing Politics: The Middle East and North Africa is a collaborative effort between the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) and the Arab Region Parliamentarians against Corruption (ARPAC). It represents a concerted attempt to better understand and document existing political finance regulations and experiences in five countries – Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Tunisia and Yemen. The availability of information on the funding of parties and campaigns is a first and significant step in enhancing transparency.

A Young Leader in Tunisia Looks Forward

August 14, 2013

Achref Aouadi, founder of I-Watch, a youth-based nongovernmental organization that monitors campaign finance in Tunisia, knows what it is like to live under an oppressive regime. Today, he is working to ensure that freedoms acquired through the Arab Spring continues to flourish in his country. A graduate from University of Tunis, he talks to IFES about Tunisia post-Ben Ali and what must be done to ensure that the country’s democratic gains continue to grow.

Political Finance, All Electoral Integrity and Transparency, Youth Engagement, All Inclusion and Empowerment

Workshop Builds on Campaign Finance Gains in Tunisia

July 22, 2013

IFES and the Court of Accounts (CoA) of Tunisia hosted a workshop on improving the CoA’s manual of procedures for controlling electoral campaign finance. The seminar, held July 1 and 2, was part of IFES’ project to build the capacity of Tunisian institutions – including the CoA, High Independent Election Commission and civil society organizations – to effectively and credibly regulate campaign finance during next elections.

Political Finance, All Electoral Integrity and Transparency

Political Participation of Persons with Disabilities Discussed in Tunis

July 17, 2013

On July 8, the Tunisian Organization for the Defense of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (ODRPWD), IFES’ partner in the effort to increase accessibility, and Handicap International organized a roundtable discussion about electoral participation and persons with disabilities.  IFES Chief of Party in Tunisia Nicolas Kaczorowski spoke about measures that can be taken to facilitate the right to vote for persons with disabilities.

Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities, All Inclusion and Empowerment