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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2 May 2012 | PUBLICATION
On May 6, voters in Armenia will elect 131 representatives to the country's National Assembly. Elections in Armenia: May 6 National Assembly Elections answers common questions about Armenia's...
1 May 2012 | PUBLICATION
On May 6, Serbian citizens will cast their vote for the next president. Due to President Tadić’s voluntary resignation on April 5, 10 months ahead of the expiration of his term, the...
30 Apr 2012 | PUBLICATION
In An Integrated Approach to Elections and Conflict, IFES links the conflict cycle and the electoral cycle to highlight effective conflict-sensitive electoral management strategies. Overlapping the...
23 Mar 2012 | PUBLICATION
On Tuesday, March 6, two days before the official deadline, the Constitutional Council of Senegal announced the final results of the first round of the presidential election.
7 Mar 2012 | PUBLICATION
In Afghanistan, as in all other countries, gender equality is a prerequisite for a well-developed society that assures the realization of economic, social and cultural, as well as civil and...
6 Mar 2012 | PUBLICATION
Now that Yemen's former Vice President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Al-Hadi has been officially voted in as president of the republic, what are the next steps in Yemen's transition?
27 Feb 2012 | PUBLICATION
The difficulties the ISIE and other stakeholders experienced in enforcing campaign finance regulations were aggravated by both a lack of expertise and the shortcomings of the Decree law No 35 on...
21 Feb 2012 | PUBLICATION
Senegal’s upcoming presidential election, scheduled for February 26, will test the independence of the country’s electoral management bodies and its judiciary.
17 Feb 2012 | PUBLICATION
After President Ali Abdullah Saleh signed the Gulf Cooperation Council Initiative formalizing his intent to step down, Yemen scheduled early presidential elections for February 21.
15 Dec 2011 | PUBLICATION
Today, approximately half of the world’s total population — around 3 billion people — are 25 or younger. Learn more about IFES’ efforts around the world to engage the youth in the political process...
13 Dec 2011 | PUBLICATION
IFES defines electoral violence as any harm or threat of harm to any person or property involved in the election process, or the process itself, during the election period.
13 Dec 2011 | PUBLICATION
Women around the world are playing increasingly visible roles in the political processes of their countries, yet a major impediment to the full participation of women is electoral violence —...