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.
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.
All Electoral Integrity and Transparency
Beyond Voting: CSOs Playing the Role of Watchdogs in Tunisia
February 22, 2013
Civil society organizations are an important part of Tunisia's democratization process and can play a strong role in shaping the political culture. In this podcast, we discuss the roles of CSO as watchdogs against corruption and as educators for citizens' electoral rights. The podcast features Mouheb Garoui, the President and Founder of I Watch, and Samer Elchahabi, Sr. Program Officer for IFES in Tunisia and Libya.
All Citizen Participation
IFES Supports Regional Effort to Improve Voter Registers
February 19, 2013
IFES and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) held a sub-regional conference in Tunis in an effort to help Egypt, Libya and Tunisia improve their voter registration processes. Held on February 14 and 15, the forum was the largest gathering on voter registration ever held in the region. It brought together regional actors, election authorities, civil society representatives and experts.