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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15 Aug 2018 | PUBLICATION
The Agate Rights Defense Center for Women with Disabilities, with the support of IFES and the United States Agency for International Development, has published new research on the barriers...
24 Jul 2018 | PUBLICATION
Zimbabwe is scheduled to hold general elections on July 30, which may be the foundation for a new political era. Violence Against Women in Elections in Zimbabwe: An IFES Assessment demonstrates...
9 Jul 2018 | PUBLICATION
IFES' civil society partner Samuhik Abhiyan conducted a campaign finance monitoring mission during Nepal’s December 2017 House of Representatives elections. With the launch of their report on May 18...
5 Jul 2018 | PUBLICATION
The reasons for women's weak representation in Haitian politics are deeply rooted in social norms and the widespread incidence of violence against women in elections (VAWE), which the International...
20 Jun 2018 | PUBLICATION
As part of a two-year research effort, IFES recently developed a detailed methodology for evaluating a country’s legal framework related to the abuse of state resources (ASR) in...
15 Jun 2018 | PUBLICATION
From April 29 to May 5, 2018, IFES, with the support of the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights (IIDH), participated in a Mission of Technical Accompaniment in Mexico City to analyze the reforms...
12 Jun 2018 | PUBLICATION
Mechanisms for election dispute resolution must increasingly withstand new forms of sophisticated political and electoral manipulation. A new IFES research paper, Elections on Trial: The...
30 May 2018 | PUBLICATION
We celebrated our 30th anniversary as the global leader in democracy promotion in 2017, giving us the opportunity to review our organization’s immense impact. Throughout the last three decades, IFES...
18 May 2018 | PUBLICATION
In March 2018, the Consortium for Elections and Political Process Strengthening assessed the status of electoral preparations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo ahead of the presidential,...
17 May 2018 | PUBLICATION
A policy brief co-authored by IFES Senior Gender Specialist Dr. Gabrielle Bardall and Alliance for Peacebuilding Research Associate Emily Myers was featured in the 2018 U.S. Civil Society Working...
3 May 2018 | PUBLICATION
A new Lebanese government was established in December 2016 and enacted a new election law in 2017. The new law was in force for parliamentary elections held on May 6, 2018, the first since June 2009...
20 Apr 2018 | PUBLICATION
IFES recently concluded a two-year Technical Leadership project examining the abuse of state resources (ASR) in election campaigns. The Abuse of State Resources Research and Assessment...