Libya’s ongoing democratic transition offers opportunities and challenges for Libyan citizens and stakeholders to play a positive role in fostering effective electoral and political practices. Elections are critical to the country’s transition. Libya’s civil society is essential to strengthening democracy with civic participation, transparency and accountability. IFES works with Libyan partners to develop credible electoral administration procedures and systems, as well as promote a culture of democracy in Libya.
Since 2011, IFES has provided essential technical support to the High National Election Commission, the Central Committee for Local Elections, the judiciary and other government stakeholders to enhance the transparency, integrity, security and management of electoral and political processes. IFES also works with government stakeholders and local civil society organizations to foster awareness of the importance of participation in democratic practices and transitional decision-making processes, including by women, persons with disabilities and other marginalized groups.