Publications

With an array of experts on electoral and political processes, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) regularly produces white papers, books, reports and manuals on topics such as election security; political finance; gender equality; standards for conducting election audits and ensuring electoral integrity and transparency; public opinion on elections and democracy; and providing equal access for persons with disabilities to electoral and political processes. 

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15 Dec 2011 | PUBLICATION
Today, approximately half of the world’s total population — around 3 billion people — are 25 or younger. Learn more about IFES’ efforts around the world to engage the youth in the political process...
13 Dec 2011 | PUBLICATION
IFES defines electoral violence as any harm or threat of harm to any person or property involved in the election process, or the process itself, during the election period.
13 Dec 2011 | PUBLICATION
Women around the world are playing increasingly visible roles in the political processes of their countries, yet a major impediment to the full participation of women is electoral violence —...
8 Dec 2011 | PUBLICATION
On Sunday, December 11, Ivorians will be voting in the first legislative elections held in more than a decade. These elections are a crucial step in the country’s path towards peace and stability,...
23 Nov 2011 | PUBLICATION
To better understand the electoral process in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, IFES has released a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
9 Nov 2011 | PUBLICATION
Strategic planning is at the heart of every successful election. It is a fundamental element for every electoral management body (EMB) to function effectively to maintain its own integrity and the...
4 Nov 2011 | PUBLICATION
These frequently asked questions (FAQs) address the upcoming presidential run-off election, general elections that took place in October and the overall structure of Liberia’s electoral system.
2 Nov 2011 | PUBLICATION
These frequently asked questions (FAQs) provide insight into issues related to the upcoming election.
1 Nov 2011 | PUBLICATION
Analysis of Egypt’s 2011 Parliamentary Electoral System provides insight into the election laws regulating parliamentary elections in Egypt.
19 Oct 2011 | PUBLICATION
IFES has released an updated and expanded list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the 23 October election for a National Constituent Assembly, the body that will be charged with writing a...
5 Oct 2011 | PUBLICATION
Electoral districting is pivotal to electoral reform in Lebanon. Current parliamentary electoral district boundaries are based on Lebanon’s administrative districts, or Qadas.
26 Sep 2011 | PUBLICATION
Upon conclusion of the working group meetings this spring, the Ministry of Justice put forward a draft parliamentary election law. In June of this year, the Ministry formally requested that IFES...