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IFES in the News

Congressional Research Service
March 8, 2021
The Standard
March 7, 2021
United States Agency for International Development
March 5, 2021
Agence Congolaise De Presse
March 2, 2021
European Platform for Democratic Elections
February 25, 2021
African Arguments
February 25, 2021
La Fondation littéraire Fleur de Lys
February 24, 2021
Agence Tunis Afrique Press
February 23, 2021
Transitions Online
February 22, 2021
The Daily Star
February 19, 2021
Le Floridien
February 19, 2021
Sahara Reporters
February 16, 2021
La Tribuna
February 10, 2021
Meta Política
February 8, 2021
Business Day
February 4, 2021


Events List

14 Jun 2022

You're invited to IFES' Charles T. Manatt Democracy Awards and 35th Anniversary Celebration!

13 Jun 2022

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) is co-hosting — with the State Department, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Mission to the UN — a UN Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) side-event on disability-inclusive democracy. 

7 Apr 2022

Join IFES and V-Dem for a virtual discussion on V-Dem’s 2022 report and trends in autocratization and democratization on April 7 at 1:30 p.m.

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