Latin America & the Caribbean

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) has been supporting elections and good governance in Latin America and Caribbean region since its founding in 1987. Working together with government officials, electoral management bodies, and civil society organizations, IFES has supported significant success in promoting transparency and accountability in electoral processes, as well as in increasing civic engagement and the inclusion of marginalized groups in political life. Through activities that range from the assessment of electoral operations procedures and technical assistance with tabulation of results to the organization of voter education campaigns, IFES is supporting sustainable improvements to democratic institutions throughout the Americas. It is also an important part of IFES’ mission in the region to support greater horizontal cooperation and peer-to-peer exchange among democratic institutions.

To learn more about our current work in the region, please visit our country pages.

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