Thought Leadership

As a global leader in democracy promotion, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) has over three decades of experience supporting citizens’ right to participate in credible and transparent elections. With an expansive base of knowledge stemming from work in over 145 countries, IFES is a thought leader in the field of election administration. Our experts produce research and publications that cover cutting-edge issues in elections and political processes and our programming strengthens electoral systems and builds local capacity to deliver sustainable solutions. IFES’ research addresses emerging issues in the democracy and governance sector and utilizes research data to inform and evaluate programming that supports the democratization process.