Report/Paper

13 Aug 2014

The William and Kathy Hybl Fellowship, funded by William Hybl, Vice Chairman of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) Board of Directors and wife, Kathy, brings an outstanding graduate student every year from the Rocky Mountain region to Washington, D.C. to conduct research in democracy-building.

7 Aug 2014

The book Elections Worth Dying For? A Selection of Case Studies from Africa examines the roots of violence within election processes in Africa from a variety of perspectives.

5 Aug 2014

Throughout the world, women and men have different opportunities to participate in the political sphere. This is particularly true when it comes to participation as candidates and elected officials in electoral processes. There are many factors that contribute to existing gender inequalities in politics.

17 Jul 2014

Burundi is one of few countries in the world to have adopted a gender quota for its legislature in an effort to promote the inclusion and participation of women in the political process. As such, it presents an informative case study on the impact a gender quota can have as a catalyst for more progressive and inclusive governance.

14 May 2014

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems’ (IFES) briefing paper Egypt’s 2014 Presidential Election Law provides expert insight into the legal framework that governs Egypt's upcoming presidential poll on May 26-27.

25 Apr 2014

In March 2014, IFES analyzed the gender composition of election management bodies at the municipal and precinct level during the 2013 Local Government Elections in Kosovo. Data was collected from the staffing lists for Municipal Election Commissions (MECs), Polling Station Commissions (PSCs), and Polling Center Managers (PCMs) held by the Central Election Commission (CEC).

14 Mar 2014

Voting is becoming more accessible for voters with disabilities in the Philippines through the project for Ensuring Accessibility of Schools in Elections (EASE).

11 Mar 2014

"I would like to spend time advocating for women's issues in Libya and work on improving their rights in our newfound democracy."– Noura Mohamed Al-Tabalgi, Office of the Prime Minister of Libya

25 Oct 2013

Southeast Asia is home to an estimated 90 million persons with disabilities, 15 percent of the region’s total population. They face many barriers in their daily lives. None more so than when it comes to exercising their most fundamental right as citizens. All too often, persons with disabilities are not included in the political lives of their country on an equal basis with others.

11 Oct 2013

Egypt has been undergoing a tumultuous, uncertain democratic transition for more than two years. Inspired by the events in Tunisia, Egyptians organized and participated in mass protests to oust President Hosni Mubarak.