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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8 Jun 2011 | PUBLICATION
Electronic voting and counting technologies are being increasingly used by countries around the world, including India and Brazil. Other countries, however, are leaving technology behind and re-...
7 Jun 2011 | PUBLICATION
IFES’ latest briefing paper on Yemen offers a snapshot of where things are now, potential areas of improvement in the electoral framework and steps to consider if President Saleh steps down.
16 May 2011 | PUBLICATION
While electoral complaints adjudication does not often garner as much attention as the casting of ballots, it is a crucial part of the elections process.
26 Apr 2011 | PUBLICATION
Since protesters began to fill Cairo’s Tahrir Square in late January demanding sweeping political changes and the start of a truly democratic era, Egypt has seen a series of momentous...
29 Mar 2011 | PUBLICATION
The Islamic Republic has held 29 elections since its inception in 1979. Legislative, presidential, Assembly of Experts, local council elections and referendums have provided the electorate with a...
9 Mar 2011 | PUBLICATION
The purpose of this series of papers is to offer an assessment of electoral fraud from an international comparative perspective with the aim of providing a better understanding of the current nature...
1 Mar 2011 | PUBLICATION
The term ‘electoral system’ is used to describe the structure by which votes cast in an election result in legislative seats (or executive offices) won by political parties and candidates. The...
1 Mar 2011 | PUBLICATION
The role of money in politics has a profound effect upon the legitimacy of elections and the quality of democracy, governance and development.  All countries, including advanced democracies,...
25 Feb 2011 | PUBLICATION
On Tuesday, 8 February 2011, the Palestinian Authority issued a renewed call for local elections to be held on 9 July 2011. The call follows last June’s Cabinet decision to cancel elections and...
25 Feb 2011 | PUBLICATION
The SWMENA survey investigated the extent to which women in Lebanon had access to formal healthcare. The survey also examined issues of affordability, quality of care, utilization, and proximity to...
24 Feb 2011 | PUBLICATION
Tunisia’s ongoing and rapid political change is likely to culminate in coming days on an agreement on the timeframe for presidential and parliamentary elections. Assuming that political will for...
24 Feb 2011 | PUBLICATION
As Tunisians focus much of their attention on events unfurling across the region, there remains political commitment and activity towards ensuring progress with democratic transition through...