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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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17 Jan 2020 | Press Release
At the request of the Central Electoral Board (JCE) and with support from USAID, IFES is assisting the 2020 electoral process in the Dominican Republic. IFES’ cooperation during the current electoral...
15 Jan 2020 | Feature
Residents of Ethiopia's Sidama Zone voted in a referendum for regional autonomy on November 20. With results demonstrating that approximately 98.5 percent voted in support of statehood, Sidama will...
14 Jan 2020 | Feature
IFES trained Libyan government officials and disability rights advocates on polling station audits and accessible architecture. Such audits and trainings encourage and foster best practices for...
3 Jan 2020 | Feature
Last month, IFES participated in the Eighth Conference of States Parties to the United Nations Convention Against Corruption in Abu Dhabi. Earlier in the year, the IFES Regional Europe Office hosted...
27 Dec 2019 | Feature
Following the success of its June 2019 pilot course, IFES welcomed 12 election management body representatives for its second iteration of the Electoral Technology and Cyber-Hygiene course....
19 Dec 2019 | Feature
To make electoral information available to Tunisians who are deaf or hard-of-hearing in the runup to the 2019 national elections, IFES developed a sign language lexicon of nearly 200 electoral...
12 Dec 2019 | Feature
Protestors and demonstrators around the world are demanding more responsive democratic institutions. Even in the midst of widespread backsliding, the ballot box and elections remain a mechanism to...
9 Dec 2019 | Feature
Ahead of International Anti-Corruption Day, IFES and the Central and Eastern European Law Initiative Institute met with local partners from Bulgaria, Montenegro and Romania to discuss the...
9 Dec 2019 | Feature
Pervasive corruption erodes the credibility and legitimacy of democratic institutions, entrenches fractures in society and undermines governments’ ability to serve their citizens. IFES is a global...
4 Dec 2019 | Press Release
IFES mourns the passing of Charlot Jeudy, a human rights advocate and the founder and president of a Haitian LGBTQ rights organization. We offer our condolences to Jeudy’s family, friends and...
3 Dec 2019 | Feature
The annual International Day of Persons with Disabilities, held on December 3, commemorates the human rights of persons with disabilities. In 2019, IFES partnered with disabled people’s organizations...
25 Nov 2019 | Feature
In September 2019, IFES Manatt Fellow Tinashe Hofisi presented on presidential election petitions in Kenya, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe at the 14th Annual Symposium of the Electoral...