Hundreds of Nepali actors are performing a special drama throughout the country to teach voters about the Constituent Assembly elections in April. The performances are the brainchild of IFES and Nepal's election commission, with funding from the U.S. State Department.
23 Mar 2008
25 Feb 2008
Pakistani voters gave opposition parties a governing majority in parliament February 18. IFES advised the Pakistan Election Commission in the lead up to the vote.
8 Jan 2008
IFES is assisting Sierra Leonean election officials as they register candidates, educate voters and introduce new political finance regulations.
4 Jan 2008
Deadly riots gripped Kenya following disputed presidential elections December 27. However, voting day was relatively peaceful, with problems surfacing during the vote tallying process.
2 Dec 2007
IFES organized a massive public information campaign to educate Kosovo voters about recent changes to their electoral system and voting procedures. On election day, voters cast their ballots in less than half the time that election authorities predicted.
26 Nov 2007
Police in a northern Nigerian state say at least six people are dead after youth from rival political parties clashed over local election results. IFES observed the November 17 elections in Kano, one of Nigeria's 36 states.
1 Nov 2007
Motorists in Jaipur, India received more than petrol when they visited Indian Oil Company stations in late October. IFES, the oil company and local nongovernmental organizations sponsored a campaign to educate people about the dignity of the girl child and the negative consequences of female feticide.
31 Oct 2007
IFES is working with civil society organizations in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Burundi on two new anti-corruption projects. The projects train civil society groups and government institutions to investigate corruption, and provide forums in which citizens and politicians discuss serious issues. The end goal is to improve transparency and expose public trust violations.
12 Oct 2007
IFES celebrated its 20th anniversary by honoring two 'champions of democracy.'
15 Aug 2007
Presidential and Parliamentary Elections were held in Sierra Leone on August 11, 2007. National and International Election Observers were present to monitor the vote for free and fair results. Despite bad weather, citizens arrived early, and eagerly voted within the regulated precincts.