The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) has undertaken numerous assessments to pursue a rigorous approach to developing future programming in Tanzania. In 2018 IFES deployed a team of experts to conduct an Electoral Integrity Assessment through the “Promoting Accountable and Inclusive Politics” program (2017-21) funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). IFES is working with targeted civil society organizations to deepen their knowledge of key technical election issues and strengthen their capacity to monitor these issues and push for reform. IFES’ activities focus on enhancing the capacity of civil society in the areas of voter registration, boundary delimitation, campaign finance and election dispute resolution. Under the USAID-funded “Tanzania Peace and Election Program” (2015-16), IFES undertook a separate systematic assessment to evaluate the National Electoral Commission on its performance before, during and after the October 2015 general elections. All of these assessments produced evidence-based reports that included recommendations on ways to improve and enhance electoral processes. All findings and recommendations have been shared with relevant key electoral stakeholders and implementers.

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