Burkina Faso

Since 1987, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) has worked in over 145 countries to advance good governance and democratic rights. Although IFES is not currently engaged in programming in this country, previous work, research and/or other relevant items are highlighted below.

From 2015-2017, IFES worked with the National Independent Electoral Commission (CENI) in Burkina Faso to hold free, fair and credible elections that address the needs of the people. Based on an in-depth needs assessment of the CENI’s capacities and subsequent technical assistance plan, IFES conducted targeted trainings and capacity development for the CENI. To increase the CENI’s effectiveness in electoral administration, IFES assisted the CENI to identify, procure, and set up an electronic election results transmission system. IFES trained CENI personnel on the new system and provided technical assistance to determine a sustainable solution for the validation of electoral counting protocols. In addition, IFES supported the dissemination of CENI public information messages across the country calling for peaceful participation in the electoral process.