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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19 Sep 2011 | PUBLICATION
On October 30, 2011, Kyrgyzstan will hold its first presidential election since the momentous constitutional referendum in June 2010 that established the first parliamentary system in Central Asia...
19 Aug 2011 | PUBLICATION
Liberia, like many democracies, faces the challenge of identifying and implementing strategies for leveling the numbers of women and men in national governance and decision-making capacities. ...
17 Aug 2011 | PUBLICATION
As Egypt prepares for parliamentary elections under newly amended electoral laws, it is important to understand the ongoing changes to the electoral framework and the impact these changes will have...
11 Aug 2011 | PUBLICATION
The Government of Ukraine has proposed a mixed electoral system with 450 members, 225 members elected via list proportional representation (PR) and 225 members elected from constituencies. This...
10 Aug 2011 | PUBLICATION
15 out of every 100 persons in the world, or 978 million people, live with a disability. Since 1997, IFES has taken a leading role to ensure persons with disabilities can fully participate in civic...
10 Aug 2011 | PUBLICATION
Only one out of every five legislators in the world is a woman, and many countries still deny women the right to cast a ballot. Learn more about IFES’ work to promote equal rights, justice and...
27 Jul 2011 | PUBLICATION
The purpose of this report is to give a brief analysis of the Law on Political Financing which was published in the “Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia” on 14 June 2011. In addition,...
13 Jul 2011 | PUBLICATION
Just six months after the Jasmine Revolution, Tunisia prepares to elect representatives to their National Constituent Assembly this October.
1 Jul 2011 | PUBLICATION
This brief paper deals with three separate but closely related issues – how to understand state/administrative resources and the way they can be abused; how to regulate the (ab)use of state...
15 Jun 2011 | PUBLICATION
Although successful elections are possible without registering voters, a registration process and the production of a voter register has many significant advantages. Two major advantages are an...
14 Jun 2011 | PUBLICATION
Lebanon announced a new cabinet under Prime Minster Najib Mikati after operating without a government since January. IFES has produced a short brief that delineates the members of the new...
14 Jun 2011 | PUBLICATION
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