Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea held its national election in June 2022, highlighting the country’s progression towards a more open and democratic society. IFES is working with its election management bodies and local civil society organizations (CSOs) to strengthen electoral capacity and ensure the election is more inclusive for all citizens. IFES has been a committed stakeholder in Papua New Guinea and the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, providing global expertise and knowledge on international best practices focused on good governance since 2001.
To help improve democratic processes, IFES partners with local election management bodies to strengthen electoral integrity, planning and operations, as well as promote best practices for inclusive participation of marginalized people. IFES partners with local CSOs to help them to increase the political participation of citizens in the electoral process; promote the inclusion of women, youth and persons with disabilities; raise voter awareness; and combat mis- and disinformation. In addition, IFES provides technical expertise focused on good governance and anti-corruption.