The International Foundation for Electoral Systems’ (IFES) work to support the development of free, fair and credible electoral processes in Ethiopia dates to 1994. IFES is currently implementing its three-year (2019-22) “Ethiopia Elections and Political Processes Program” funded by the United States Agency for International Development, supporting the national election management body – the National Election Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) – to administer credible and inclusive elections in 2020 and beyond. IFES is fostering more credible elections by building the capacity of the NEBE to administer the 2020 elections and through supporting strategic and operational plan development with the NEBE. IFES is fostering more inclusive elections in Ethiopia through initiatives to mainstream gender considerations and access for persons with disabilities into electoral and political processes, thus promoting the meaningful participation of all citizens in Ethiopia’s democracy.

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