The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) works with various electoral stakeholders in Tunisia, including the election commission, members of the judiciary, and civil society, to increase Tunisian stakeholders’ electoral administrative capacity. IFES’ assistance focuses on strengthening the efficient, transparent and professional administration of elections by building the professional capacity and electoral knowledge of the election administration and by providing technical advice and support to other stakeholders.

IFES supports the Tunisian election commission to prepare for administration of various elections, including parliamentary, presidential and municipal elections, such as the historic 2014 parliamentary and presidential elections as well as assistance to the previous electoral commission during the implementation of Tunisia’s first free and fair multiparty parliamentary elections in October 2011. IFES also provided information and technical support to the Tunisian judiciary ahead of elections, as well as worked with local judges and lawyers to improve the electoral dispute resolution process in Tunisia.