For the past thirty years, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) has worked in over 20 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, a continent with unique challenges and multiple different political contexts. From Nigeria to Kenya and Liberia to Guinea, IFES programming seeks to advance good governance and democratic rights by providing technical assistance to election officials; empower the underrepresented to participate in the political process; and apply field-based research to improve the electoral cycle.
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Current Field Offices
- Cape Verde
- Central African Republic
- Côte d’Ivoire
- Equatorial Guinea
- Sierra Leone
- South Africa
- South Sudan
- The Gambia
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IFES partners with donors and civil society organizations to build resilient democracies that deliver for all.
News and Updates Feature Brewing Peace on a University Campus in Ethiopia Through the People Against Violence Everywhere (PAVE) project—implemented by Ethiopia Law School Association (ELSA) through technical and financial support from USAID/IFES—students engage in community peacebuilding and organized coffee ceremonies,
News and Updates Press Release IFES and IEBC Partner to Fight Hate During Kenyan Election The International Foundation for Electoral Systems and the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) of Kenya have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen IEBC’s monitoring of hate speech related to Kenya’s upcoming General Election.
News and Updates Press Release IFES Collaborates with Deaf Persons’ Associations to Develop First Sign Language Electoral Lexicon in Senegal As part of the USAID Elections Support Program in Senegal, implemented by CEPPS, IFES is working with election management bodies to enhance their communications practices to be more inclusive of traditionally underrepresented groups.
Event: Rapid Response Programs in the Gambia Members of the Consortium for Elections and Political Process Strengthening (CEPPS) have been working with Gambian stakeholders under the challenging circumstances of the old regime, and have now mobilized with new, targeted, rapid response initiatives to ensure the country is supported in its ambitions of freedom moving forward. CEPPS cordially invites you to a roundtable discussion on how the consortium partners design and implement complementary rapid response initiatives and will highlight lessons emerging in the wake of the Gambia’s transition.
June 8, 2017 3:00 PM EDT
Assessing Nigeria’s 2019 Elections Through a National Post-Election Survey IFES is pleased to invite you to an event on December 10 at IFES headquarters, where the results of the post-2019 nationwide public opinion survey will be presented alongside discussions of developments in the Nigerian electoral process.
December 10, 2019 9:30 AM EST
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