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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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22 May 2020 | Feature
In recognition of the compounded barriers Deaf communities face accessing information, IFES developed a video in Tunisian Sign Language to share information about the pandemic.
21 May 2020 | Feature
In order to develop a better understanding of this new context, I am pleased to announce that today we are launching the new IFES COVID-19 Briefing Series which tackles seven fundamental areas of...
19 May 2020 | Feature
IFES hosted a Twitter chat to share experiences, best practices and lessons learned for empowering marginalized groups in political life during the COVID-19 pandemic.
13 May 2020 | Feature
On May 8, IFES submitted its first-ever written evidence to the Parliament of the United Kingdom in support of the House of Commons International Development Committee inquiry on the impact of the...
12 May 2020 | Feature
COVID-19 risks turning back the clock on the progress made in increasing marginalized groups’ access to and participation in public life. CEPPS hosted a virtual event to discuss how to ensure that...
30 Apr 2020 | Feature
In a piece for the Atlantic Council, IFES' Harald Hartvig Jepsen advocates for reforms to Ukraine's Election Code ahead of local elections planned for October.
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...

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