Publications

With an array of experts on electoral and political processes, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) regularly produces white papers, books, reports and manuals on topics such as election security; political finance; gender equality; standards for conducting election audits and ensuring electoral integrity and transparency; public opinion on elections and democracy; and providing equal access for persons with disabilities to electoral and political processes. 

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10 Jun 2019 | PUBLICATION
2018 saw the continuation of democratic backsliding and the further waning of global expansion of democratic freedoms and civil liberties. Read IFES' 2018 Annual Report to learn about how IFES...
8 May 2019 | PUBLICATION
One way in which election management bodies (EMBs) have sometimes chosen to protect against multiple voting is by marking voters’ fingers with indelible ink during the voting process. A new white...
29 Apr 2019 | PUBLICATION
IFES worked with the Afghan Women’s Network to conduct a field-based violence against women in elections assessment that uncovers the specific ways that Afghan women experienced violence throughout...
26 Apr 2019 | PUBLICATION
In a new brief, IFES outlines how the latest generation of technology-fueled disinformation campaigns is amplifying the scourge of hate speech and offers a framework for democracy and governance...
24 Apr 2019 | PUBLICATION
Elections in Papua New Guinea (PNG) are characterized by violence and tribal politics that contribute to a high prevalence of violence against women in elections (VAWE). A new report from IFES...
24 Apr 2019 | PUBLICATION
While women in Bougainville have greater access to politics and decision-making than their counterparts in other parts of Papua New Guinea (PNG), they still face significant challenges as they seek...
25 Mar 2019 | PUBLICATION
National governments, international donors and local advocates are increasingly recognizing that youth participation is vital to stability and success. A new report analyzes four pro-youth legal and...
29 Jan 2019 | PUBLICATION
As part of its annual report, the Wilson Center Africa Program asked IFES Regional Director for Africa Rushdi Nackerdien to contribute an essay on campaign finance. His piece, “Political Campaign...
28 Dec 2018 | PUBLICATION
In December 2018, IFES developed two manuals on political finance reform in cooperation with its Ukrainian civil society partners. The manuals are part of efforts to raise awareness among political...
27 Dec 2018 | PUBLICATION
Over a two-week period around Tunisia's 2018 municipal elections, IFES conducted a disability rights assessment mission to look at the barriers and opportunities related to political participation of...
26 Nov 2018 | PUBLICATION
In response to a recent study by Max Grömping entitled The Integrity of Elections in Asia: Policy Lessons from Expert Evaluations, IFES produced a briefing paper with some examples of policy...
7 Nov 2018 | PUBLICATION
How would technical assistance providers like IFES assess the integrity of the electoral process in the United States, using the same parameters routinely used to judge developing democracies? In a...