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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 U.S. 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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Daniela Colaiacovo, Director of Communications

media@ifes.org or +1 (202) 350-6802

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1 Mar 2019 | Feature
IFES’ leadership in the field is comprised of a cadre of women professionals with firsthand experience administering elections in every region of the world. Throughout the month of March, IFES is...
1 Mar 2019 | Interview/Speech/Testimony
On February 22, IFES Gender Advisor Dr. Gabrielle Bardall submitted written testimony to the Canadian House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development, calling the...
28 Feb 2019 | Feature
On February 23, Nigerians went to the polls to cast their votes in the presidential and National Assembly elections. The 2019 elections are another test for the overall functionality and...
26 Feb 2019 | Feature
To celebrate International Day of Persons with Disabilities in Tunisia, the IFES team joined a disability rights-focused Twitter campaign; organized a roundtable of government officials and disabled...
25 Feb 2019 | Feature
IFES has received international recognition as a recipient of two Innovative Practice Awards from the Zero Project, an initiative of the Austrian Essl Foundation, which provides a platform for...
21 Feb 2019 | Feature
On February 16, Nigeria's Independent National Electoral Commission announced the postponement of highly anticipated general elections. IFES has provided critical support to Nigerian election...
21 Feb 2019 | Feature
IFES' ongoing work in Sri Lanka, through which it partners with the Election Commission to strengthen transparency, electoral integrity and inclusion in the democratic process, demonstrates four...
20 Feb 2019 | Feature
Effective legal mechanisms need to be established – well in advance of elections – to detect and remedy electoral manipulation in real time and support the acceptance of electoral results. In...
19 Feb 2019 | Feature
On January 30, IFES and the General Election Network for Disability Access trained advocates from disabled people’s organizations and election-focused civil society organizations on the reporting...
15 Feb 2019 | Feature
IFES is working with local women’s and human rights organizations in Haiti to update the National Strategy on Gender and Elections (SNGE) ahead of the country’s October 2019 legislative elections. On...
15 Feb 2019 | Feature
IFES provided invaluable support to the Salvadoran electoral authorities’ work to administer a transparent election, improving the performance of the results transmission system and contributing to...
15 Feb 2019 | Feature
In January 2019, IFES, the General Election Network for Disability Access and the Union Election Commission of Myanmar co-hosted the Fourth Regional Disability Rights Dialogue in Yangon, Myanmar. The...