The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) regularly disseminates press releases and statements on critical issues. Our senior representatives meet with policymakers around the world and are often called to testify on the impact of democracy assistance by U.S. lawmakers. We value every opportunity to highlight the importance of democracy assistance and the need for sustained support for our mission to give citizens a voice in how they are governed.

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2 May 2017 | Feature
The International Foundation for Electoral System (IFES) is deeply saddened to hear about the passing of former IFES Regional Director for Africa Almami Cyllah.
27 Apr 2017 | Feature
In this Q&A, Manuel Carrillo Poblano, head of the International Affairs Unit of the INE, discusses IFES and the INE’s efforts to promote credible and transparent elections and the INE’s...
24 Apr 2017 | Feature
IFES is collaborating with Armenian civil society and government stakeholders to increase access to the political process. This support is provided in the framework of the Global Disability Rights...
21 Apr 2017 | Feature
On April 6, 2017, Gambians went to the polls to elect a new National Assembly. Expectations were high for the first legislative elections since the country ousted its long-term authoritarian...
20 Apr 2017 | Feature
As the next generation of political leaders, Sri Lanka’s youth have a critical role to play in bolstering an inclusive democratic process that is responsive to all of its citizens. Under its U.S....
13 Apr 2017 | Feature
On March 31, the General Election Network for Disability Access (AGENDA) recognized media efforts to report on disability rights at the award ceremony for the “Journalist Competition on Accessible...
11 Apr 2017 | Feature
On March 28, Tunisia’s High Independent Authority for Elections (ISIE) organized an international conference on the financing of political life during electoral periods with support from the...
7 Apr 2017 | Feature
InterAction’s previous Disability Inclusion Award winners, including the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) and chairs of InterAction’s disability working group, have published the...
4 Apr 2017 | Feature
The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), with the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), organized two one-day workshops on February 16 and 17,...
3 Apr 2017 | Feature
The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) has created the first Building Resources in Democracy, Governance and Elections (BRIDGE) training module on disability rights and elections. 
3 Apr 2017 | Feature
For many voters in Myanmar, such as Thundar Myo Nyunt from IFES Myanmar, the November 8 general elections were their first opportunity to vote. 
31 Mar 2017 | Feature
The forthcoming book from Oxford University Press, Election Watchdogs: Transparency, Accountability, and Integrity, contains a series of essays by international scholars and practitioners that probe...