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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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7 May 2019 | Feature
Alessandra Rossi arrived in Guatemala City in January 2019 to serve as IFES' resident director in Guatemala and provides technical leadership and overall direction to IFES’ “Electoral Governance and...
3 May 2019 | Feature
As part of its efforts to ensure access to reliable information and promote high-quality journalism in Ukraine, IFES organized a study trip to the Baltics for investigative journalists to gain hands-...
3 May 2019 | Feature
As we celebrate World Press Freedom Day and this year’s theme of “Media for Democracy: Journalism and Elections in Times of Disinformation,” we highlight the important work done by IFES to promote...
3 May 2019 | Feature
IFES is hosting the Press Secretary of the Central Election Commission (CEC) of Armenia Hermine Harutyunyan as part of the American Councils Professional Fellowship Program. In this Q&A,...
2 May 2019 | Feature
IFES is working to establish regional peer networks of election arbiters, which allow judges and election commissioners to discuss best practices and share comparative examples of how other countries...
2 May 2019 | Feature
From March 18-28, IFES partnered with Haiti’s Provisional Electoral Council to conduct a Building Resources in Democracy, Governance and Elections (BRIDGE) train-the-facilitators workshop in Port-au-...
2 May 2019 | Feature
From March 15-17, IFES conducted a workshop and training for Haitian journalists on advanced investigative journalism, the inclusion of persons with disabilities, women’s representation and violence...
2 May 2019 | Feature
The “Agreement for a Transparent, Ethical and Peaceful Electoral Process” was signed on March 11 by representatives of 18 of the 28 political parties that will participate in Guatemala’s upcoming...
29 Apr 2019 | Feature
A new assessment from IFES on violence against women in elections in Afghanistan was made possible by the support of the Canadian people through Global Affairs Canada. In this Q&A, Ambassador...
18 Apr 2019 | Feature
Over the past 18 months, IFES has been designing and pilot testing the IFES Executive Curriculum in Electoral Leadership (iEXCEL). iEXCEL develops skills to strengthen institutional independence,...
17 Apr 2019 | Feature
On April 17, Indonesia held the largest single-day election in the world. For the first time since Indonesia’s transition to democracy, more than 192 million registered voters had an opportunity to...
16 Apr 2019 | Feature
IFES partnered with the Research Network on Peace Operations to support women working on women, peace and security issues from across the Sahel region and Côte d’Ivoire during a training held from...