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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 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. In this Q&A, Keti Maisuradze reflects...
19 Mar 2019 | Feature
To better inform policy discussions, IFES facilitates comparative research and dialogue on challenges and innovation in elections and the rights of indigenous peoples. IFES also assists countries to...
19 Mar 2019 | Interview/Speech/Testimony
On March 12, IFES President and CEO Anthony Banbury provided testimony to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations on “Electoral Assistance: Critical to American...
18 Mar 2019 | Feature
Social media offers tangible benefits to democratic discourse but also presents considerable challenges. On February 28, IFES held an event on Capitol Hill focused on emerging approaches to...
18 Mar 2019 | Feature
On March 5, IFES and Tunisia’s High Independent Authority for Elections signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that seeks to consolidate the established cooperation between the two organizations...
13 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. In this Q&A, IFES Monitoring and...
12 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. In this Q&A, Dr. Fernanda Buril...
8 Mar 2019 | Feature
In early March, IFES and its local partner VBNK concluded a series of "She Leads" workshops in Cambodia. "She Leads Cambodia" provides training to rural and marginalized women who aspire to become...
8 Mar 2019 | Feature
To build a sustainable, inclusive democracy, women must be able to equally and meaningfully participate in public life as voters, candidates, election officials and in a variety of other roles. On...
6 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. In this Q&A, IFES Deputy Country...
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...