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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19 Mar 2020 | PUBLICATION
IFES offers expert guidance and best practices to help guide election management bodies’ planning and implementation of electoral events during this global health crisis. Herein we explore risk...
11 Mar 2020 | PUBLICATION
In countries emerging from authoritarian rule or conflict, a critical element of transitional justice is the vetting process used to register candidates in transitional elections. A new IFES paper...
28 Feb 2020 | PUBLICATION
An IFES fact sheet summarizes the four different ways women’s reserved seats in Bangladesh are currently filled: one system at the national level, two at the subdistrict level and one at the local...
6 Feb 2020 | PUBLICATION
At the request of the Central Electoral Board and with support of USAID, IFES conducted a pre-electoral assessment of the automated voting system to be used in the Dominican Republic’s upcoming...
27 Jan 2020 | PUBLICATION
IFES conducted a study of women’s political representation and political finance in Nepal’s House of Representatives elections in 2017. IFES hopes the resulting report sparks discussions on the...
29 Nov 2019 | PUBLICATION
Libya has since been undergoing a democratic transition since protests erupted in February 2011, and the legal framework for elections has been extremely fragmented throughout the transitional period...
29 Nov 2019 | PUBLICATION
A new IFES assessment finds that online abuse and harassment in Ukraine is a pervasive barrier to women’s political participation. It provides recommendations for the Central Election Commission...
25 Nov 2019 | PUBLICATION
IFES' Dr. Fernanda Buril, a program officer for the Americas and electoral operations technical coordinator, reviewed The Credibility Challenge: How Democracy Aid Influences Election Violence for the...
12 Nov 2019 | PUBLICATION
A new IFES white paper examines how the Russian Federation is influencing countries across Europe and Eurasia to abandon or rethink their embrace of “western liberal values.” Countering Russian...
31 Oct 2019 | PUBLICATION
Delivering an inclusive election is an important entry point to ensuring that all Iraqis are able to build a more developed democracy that is responsive and accountable to women and men alike. A new...
23 Oct 2019 | PUBLICATION
Earlier this year, IFES experts Steven Canham and Nermin Nisic conducted an assessment of voter registration in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The resulting report highlights current and future challenges...
30 Sep 2019 | PUBLICATION
Information communication technologies have created new vehicles for violence against women in elections. A new tool from IFES, the United States Agency for International Development and...