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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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...
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,...