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 or +1 (202) 350-6802

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15 Feb 2009 | Press Release
The political violence following Bangladesh's historic December 2008 parliamentary election shows that the use of aggression as a political tool is still prevalent; political parties are...
20 Jan 2009 | Press Release
In the past few months IFES has revamped and expanded its communications and advocacy efforts and added staff to its outreach department. In the fall Jamie Dettmer, an international journalist and...
17 Dec 2008 | Press Release
A cutting-edge manual on how to combat corruption and money-laundering, a summation of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) 18-month series of innovative technical trainings in...
15 Dec 2008 | Press Release
Money is indispensable for political campaigns but unrestrained funds can result in corruption. As Nigeria works to strengthen its nascent democracy, Money and Politics in Nigeria, a collection of...
30 Nov 2008 | Press Release
In conjunction with this year's Human Rights Day celebrating dignity and justice for all, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) and the Democracy and Governance Program at...
10 Nov 2008 | Press Release
Politicians not trusted, disenchantment with democratic process: Ukrainians are becoming increasingly disenchanted with their political leaders generally and feel less engaged with the democratic...
4 Nov 2008 | Interview/Speech/Testimony
While voters withstand long lines and the elements to cast their ballot, Skye Christensen of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems, a nonprofit group that helps countries run...
3 Nov 2008 | Interview/Speech/Testimony
Jamie Dettmer explains why Americans should celebrate their democracy - The Kojo Nnamdi Show
27 Oct 2008 | Press Release
The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), the world’s premiere election-assistance organization, announces a major three-day international conference in Washington, DC
26 Sep 2008 | Interview/Speech/Testimony
Alaska is not alone in having to deal with unscrupulous politicians. Feidt speaks with Dr. Marcin Walecki of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems in Washington, DC: he trains countries...
30 Jul 2008 | Press Release
IFES/Jordan successfully hosted a BRIDGE (Building Resources in Democracy, Governance and Elections) training workshop with the Jordanian Ministry of Interior (MoI) from July 20-24.
16 Jul 2008 | Press Release
Pivotal issues of electoral reform and appointment of the SCER Commissioners are at a critical point in furthering Yemen’s democracy.