9 Dec 2015

The crisis in Syria is a hardship for men, women, boys and girls who struggle to subsist amid a brutal conflict with widespread and indiscriminate violence. Men are disappearing from their communities into the fog of war, and boys are preparing to join them.

8 Dec 2015

Elections – be they presidential, parliamentary or for local offices – are complex undertakings.

31 Aug 2015

Cambodia’s National Election Committee (NEC) is in the process of drafting new national voter registration procedures.

5 Aug 2015

The U.S. Agency for International Development-funded Election Access Working Group in Kosovo is a multi-stakeholder working group supported by the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) and the Kosovo Democratic Institute that aims to ensure the full participation of persons with disabilities in electoral processes and public life.

17 Jul 2015

In the Maldives, as in all countries around the world, women’s interest and ability to participate in the political process is impacted by a combination of legal, political, social, economic and cultural factors.

17 Jul 2015

Gender equality and women’s empowerment remain a significant challenge in the Maldives.

3 Mar 2015

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems’ (IFES) second review of women’s participation as election officials in Kosovo presents statistics from the June 2014 national elections. IFES’ previous analysis of the November 2013 municipal election showed a low proportion of women in election staff positions, particularly at management levels.

17 Nov 2014

The International Foundation for Electoral System’s (IFES) in close cooperation with national experts from Commerce, Development and Environment Consulting, conducted a nation-wide survey to measure the prevalence of vote buying in the Maldives during the March 2014 parliamentary elections.

13 Aug 2014

The William and Kathy Hybl Fellowship, funded by William Hybl, Vice Chairman of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) Board of Directors and wife, Kathy, brings an outstanding graduate student every year from the Rocky Mountain region to Washington, D.C. to conduct research in democracy-building.

17 Jul 2014

Burundi is one of few countries in the world to have adopted a gender quota for its legislature in an effort to promote the inclusion and participation of women in the political process. As such, it presents an informative case study on the impact a gender quota can have as a catalyst for more progressive and inclusive governance.

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