11 Aug 2021

Lebanon is a country of multiple layers of social, confessional, ideological, economic and cultural identities. The political rights of marginalized populations, including women, persons with disabilities, refugees, young people and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex people (LGBTQI+), are undermined by systematic discrimination and physical and psychological violence.

30 Jun 2021

2020 was a particularly challenging and historic year for the Dominican Republic. The February municipal elections and March general elections were postponed as a result of technological failure and the COVID-19 pandemic.

1 Jun 2021

In recent decades, states have increasingly used peer review mechanisms to evaluate their compliance with international anti-corruption standards and commitments. Immense effort and technical skill go into producing these evaluations, which generally culminate in reports that identify gaps and recommendations for improved practice.

18 May 2021

The quality of democracies around the globe is declining while political crises and conflicts are worsening in several regions. This context makes democracy and governance assistance both increasingly difficult and ever more crucial.

1 Apr 2021

"The impacts of climate change on conflict, displacement and migration are increasingly far-reaching and apparent. Oftentimes, when people are forced from their homes, their ability to exercise their political rights becomes imperiled.

2 Mar 2021

“Election audits are intended to accomplish two things. The first is to ensure that the election was properly conducted, that election technologies performed as expected, and that the correct winners were declared. The second is to convince the public of the first thing.”
– Caltech/Massachusetts Institute of Technology Voting Technology Project

21 Dec 2020

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) provides partners around the world with critical information and technical assistance to overcome the challenges posed by the COVID-19 public health crisis. With the COVID-19 Briefing Series, for example, IFES covered crucial issues ranging from safe a

7 Dec 2020

After decades of power centralized in the executive, the Maldives’ 2008 Constitution introduced separation of powers and created “independent institutions to monitor the three branches of power and safeguard human rights.” The Election Commission, Anti-Corruption Commission and other independent institutions must have sufficient autonomy to operate effectively and carry out their mandates witho

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