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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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...
25 Oct 2018 | PUBLICATION
When are elections considered good enough? And what is needed to make a determination whether to validate or annul an election? A new IFES research paper outlines various legal approaches to election...
17 Oct 2018 | PUBLICATION
In a new publication, IFES outlines strategies for election management bodies to strengthen their technology and procedures to resist vulnerabilities, by following what we have termed a Holistic...
16 Oct 2018 | PUBLICATION
According to the World Health Organization, one out of every seven people in the world has a disability, yet citizens with disabilities remain underrepresented in political life as voters, election...
24 Aug 2018 | PUBLICATION
From April 29 to May 5, 2018, IFES, with the support of the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights, participated in a Mission of Technical Accompaniment in Mexico City to analyze the reforms,...
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...
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...