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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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22 Nov 2017 | Feature
“She Leads” is a nationwide women’s leadership program developed by IFES and its Myanmar partner Yaung Chi Thit (YCT). The program works to address the lack of women’s leadership in politics and...
22 Nov 2017 | Feature
IFES works to empower female leaders and advocates, and works with government institutions to address the deeply entrenched attitudes and practices that perpetuate inequality and discrimination...
14 Nov 2017 | Feature
IFES announces its new program, in partnership with local disabled people’s organization Disability Alliance for Our Rights, “Promoting the Political Leadership of Youth with Disabilities in the...
14 Nov 2017 | Feature
On October 31, the National Council for Persons with Disabilities (CONADI) presented proposed reforms to the Elections and Political Parties Law (LEPP) to the Congressional Disabilities Affairs...
9 Nov 2017 | Feature
On October 12-13, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) held a Building Resources in Democracy, Governance and Elections (BRIDGE) training on “Disability Rights, Media, and...
3 Nov 2017 | Feature
Iraq has undergone dramatic change in the past decade. The U.S.-led war in Iraq that began in 2003, and the subsequent de-Ba’athification process led by the Coalition Provisional Authority, spike in...
2 Nov 2017 | Feature
In this Q&A, General Director Dr. Vladimir Paniotto of the Kiev International Institute of Sociology (KIIS) – an organization IFES used to partner with to conduct its public opinion polling in...
2 Nov 2017 | Feature
Mike Yard is a recognized international election administration and technology expert with over 25 years of experience. He has advised election authorities in over 15 countries and served as the...
19 Oct 2017 | Feature
In this Q&A, IFES Senior Gender Specialist Dr. Gabrielle Bardall, who rejoined the organization this month, discusses how academics and development practitioners can work together to promote...
18 Oct 2017 | Feature
The Central Election Commission (CEC) has been a critical partner in IFES’ work in Georgia. In this Q&A, CEC Chair Tamar Zhvania discusses IFES’ work with the Georgian election management body...
18 Oct 2017 | Feature
After decades of conflict and civil war, Liberia’s October 2017 landmark general elections represent a critical juncture for the country’s democracy. Liberians are poised to witness the first...
8 Oct 2017 | Feature
In this Q&A, days ahead of Liberia’s pivotal general elections, IFES Liberia Chief of Party Parvinder Singh discusses the challenges of conducting elections in Liberia, IFES’ work with the...