Photo Gallery

21 Feb 2013

It is important that Nigeriens have a voice in the way resources from their country are used. Genuine and transparent citizen participation is vital to the African nation’s economic development and security.

14 Feb 2013

The peace process now unfolding in Myanmar after decades of ethnic insurgency has opened the space for civil society advocates to join the national discourse.

22 Jan 2013

While elections and democratic transitions are significant to a country’s advancement, some events have the potential to make not only a regional impact, but a global impact as well.

This photo gallery takes a look at the electoral processes and transitions to watch in 2013.

16 Jan 2013

In preparation of the January 23, 2013 parliamentary elections, IFES held a training of trainers workshop in Karak, Jordan. Part of a nationwide cascade training plan, the goal was to enable individuals to officially train poll workers in their home districts. The trainings provided insight into Election Day procedures and polling station regulations.

19 Dec 2012

Although 15 percent of the world has some form of disability, this population encounters many barriers to equal participation in political life. IFES believes that democracy can only flourish when all citizens can contribute to their communities. The images in this photo gallery demonstrate some of the ways countries around the world have increased access to the electoral system.

28 Nov 2012

The 2012 U.S. Election Program, held November 4-7, brought together election management officials, elected representatives, diplomats and members of the international development community from more than 60 countries to witness and learn about the electoral process in the United States.

20 Nov 2012

On November 18, 2012 Honduras saw the first primary elections since the 2009 coup d’état. For many citizens, the elections represented the normalization and restoration of the country’s political system and its continued path toward democracy. These images provide a look into this important Election Day. 

17 Oct 2012
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights guarantees all individuals the freedom to partake in their nation’s government and political processes, including elections. Yet, many individuals around the world face barriers to full participation due to social, ethnic and economic inequalities.
13 Sep 2012
IFES' 2012 Charles T. Manatt Democracy Awards dinner was held in Washington, D.C., on September 11. Current and former U.S. elected officials, members of the diplomatic corps, colleagues and friends gathered to honor this year's award recipients: Rep. David Dreier (R-Calif.), Rep. Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) and women's advocate Maimuna Mwidau of Kenya.
12 Sep 2012
Stakeholders gather to discuss electoral, management and logistical issues from recent election.