El Salvador

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) began working in El Salvador in 2003 as part of its “Global Initiative to Enfranchise Citizens with Disabilities.” IFES previously partnered with the Salvadoran Cooperative Association of Pro-Integral Rehabilitation Independent Group and the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) to train and accredit more than 100 Salvadorans with disabilities to monitor legislative and municipal elections and identify structural and administrative barriers to full participation in electoral processes.

In 2018, IFES returned to El Salvador to launch, along with its Consortium for Elections and Political Process Strengthening partners, the United States Agency for International Development-funded project, “Support for Free, Fair and Transparent Presidential Elections in El Salvador.” This one-year project aims to increase the transparency of the Salvadoran electoral processes and strengthen the TSE's capacity to prevent and mitigate electoral violence and to ensure the results transmission system works properly during the 2019 elections. IFES’ experts are conducting independent assessments of the TSE’s work and providing recommendations to increase the TSE’s capacity to run elections peacefully and credibly.