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The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) regularly disseminates press releases and statements on critical issues. Our senior representatives meet with policymakers around the world and are often called to testify on the impact of democracy assistance by United States lawmakers. We value every opportunity to highlight the importance of democracy assistance and the need for sustained support for our mission to give citizens a voice in how they are governed.

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29 Apr 2020 | Feature
IFES President and CEO Anthony Branbury joined the Boston Consulting Group for an online Public Sector Leadership Roundtable on April 17, 2020. Their conversation focused on identifying critical...
29 Apr 2020 | Feature
As the U.S. Congress considers how to address the COVID-19 crisis, IFES is advocating for a robust international response. IFES joined with other InterAction members and partners in a letter to...
29 Apr 2020 | Feature
Many schools have transitioned to e-learning in response to COVID-19. To ensure that its university-level civic education course remained highly interactive and participatory in an online format,...
28 Apr 2020 | Feature
Disasters often inflame and exacerbate existing inequalities, and women continue to be largely left out of decision-making processes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Electoral stakeholders should work...
28 Apr 2020 | Feature
With governments across the Middle East and North Africa imposing a variety of emergency restrictions to combat COVID-19, IFES is adapting its support to ensure the critical work of promoting and...
28 Apr 2020 | Feature
Public corruption is like a thread that, if pulled, can undermine the entire democratic tapestry. Crisis situations like the COVID-19 pandemic magnify existing vulnerabilities and create new...
17 Apr 2020 | Feature
Persons with disabilities face additional risks of contracting COVID-19, of having inadequate access to health care and of lacking a voice in decision-making. IFES is supporting disabled people’s...
15 Apr 2020 | Feature
Many countries use indelible ink to ensure that voters cannot cast multiple ballots. Hand-sanitizing procedures, recommended to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, could also affect the ink’s...
14 Apr 2020 | Feature
On March 31, the International Foundation for Electoral System (IFES) held a virtual signing ceremony in partnership with the Georgian Central Election Commission (CEC), information technology vendor...
14 Apr 2020 | Feature
Amidst the uncertainty of COVID-19, many countries are grappling with how to modify election procedures to minimize the risk of transmission or change the system for voting completely to avoid the...
8 Apr 2020 | Feature
In an op-ed for Devex, IFES' Anthony Banbury shares lessons learned from the Ebola crisis as guidance for holding elections and averting a democracy crisis during COVID-19.
2 Apr 2020 | Feature
In honor of Global Elections Day, IFES and local partner organizations conducted a two-day training on ensuring the electoral rights of persons with disabilities for representatives of Kyrgyzstan's...

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