The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) has worked in Yemen for several years, engaging with various actors and stakeholders in the electoral process. As a result of its long-term engagement in Yemen, IFES is a trusted adviser to various local stakeholders, as well as the international community.
Recently, IFES has focused on improving the efficiency and professionalism of Yemen’s election management body, other government agencies involved in elections, and civil society in the lead-up to election events. IFES works with Yemen’s election commission to provide a range of technical advice and assistance, including long-term development as well as near-term election-event preparation. This includes advice related to voter registration, election dispute resolution, election security, and outreach to voters. IFES also works closely with the election commission to build its internal capacity and professionalism, to enhance its ability to address challenges to improving Yemen’s electoral process.
In addition to the election commission, IFES works with various other Yemeni stakeholders, including the Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Legal Affairs, and Ministry of Interior, to address fields related to the electoral process such as political finance, among others.