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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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19 Sep 2019 | Feature
The Afghan Landmine Survivors’ Organization, with support from IFES and the United States Agency for International Development, conducted an election access observation for Afghanistan's October 2018...
13 Sep 2019 | Feature
In August, IFES held two Building Resources in Democracy, Governance and Elections (BRIDGE) workshops on election observation in Mexico City in partnership with the Electoral Institute of Mexico City...
13 Sep 2019 | Feature
From June 13-17, a delegation from Haiti’s Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) participated in an election observation and exchange mission organized by the Supreme Electoral Tribunal of Guatemala...
13 Sep 2019 | Feature
Since 2007 when the United Nations General Assembly designated September 15th as the International Day of Democracy, organizations – governmental and nongovernmental – have joined with others to...
12 Sep 2019 | Feature
As a prelude to the American Political Science Association’s (APSA) annual meeting, the Electoral Integrity Project held a pre-APSA workshop, “Securing Elections: Foreign Meddling, Fake News and...
12 Sep 2019 | Feature
In August, IFES implemented its Engaging a New Generation for Accessible Governance and Elections (ENGAGE) political leadership curriculum with young persons with disabilities in the Autonomous...
9 Sep 2019 | Feature
On August 10, 280 young people gathered in Mandalay, Myanmar, to celebrate International Youth Day. In line with this year’s global theme of “Transforming Education,” the event kicked off IFES’...
9 Sep 2019 | Feature
IFES launched the A-Spire Speakers Series in July 2019 to provide a platform for Georgian women with disabilities to share their unique stories and successes with the disability rights community,...
29 Aug 2019 | Feature
From July 2-20, IFES partnered with Haiti's Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) to conduct a monitoring and evaluation training for directors and managers from all 10 departments and units of the CEP...
27 Aug 2019 | Feature
Election-related violence has been pervasive in Guatemala since the country’s transition to democracy in the mid-1980s. Taking into consideration the intricate nature of electoral violence in...
27 Aug 2019 | Feature
The use of violence to resolve conflict in Bangladesh has unfortunately crept into student politics and university life. In July, IFES held a "People Against Violence Everywhere" (PAVE) master...
14 Aug 2019 | Feature
Through its training programs, IFES strengthens the knowledge and skills of current and future leaders, focusing on professionalizing election administration and empowering citizens. IFES specializes...