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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18 Jun 2009 | Press Release
IFES has been awarded a USAID cooperative agreement for a 19-month $1 million program in Burundi. The project, "Promoting Peaceful and Transparent 2010 Elections in Burundi," seeks to promote...
15 Jun 2009 | Interview/Speech/Testimony
Bill Sweeney, IFES' new president & CEO, sat down with Jamie Dettmer, IFES Director of Communications and Advocacy, and Laura Osio, IFES Press Officer, to talk about why he joined IFES.
1 Jun 2009 | Press Release
The world's leading election-assistance non-governmental organization, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems, announced today the appointment of former EDS Vice-President William "...
1 Jun 2009 | Press Release
La Fundación Internacional para Sistemas Electorales (IFES), organización no gubernamental y líder mundial en asistencia electoral, anunció hoy el nombramiento de su nuevo Presidente, el Sr. William...
26 May 2009 | Press Release
On Saturday, May 23, 2009, six IFES staff members and some of their relatives spent the morning volunteering at Washington, DC's Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB).
15 Apr 2009 | Press Release
The Status of Women in the Middle East and North Africa (SWMENA), a project to improve the legal, political and social standing of women, is underway. IFES, the Institute of Women’s Policy Research...
7 Apr 2009 | Interview/Speech/Testimony
Moldova, one of the poorest countries in Europe and one of the few former members of the Soviet Union that have continued to strive towards democracy, is facing a challenging time in the aftermath of...
31 Mar 2009 | Press Release
The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) presented a one-time award to CNN's Bill Schneider for his extensive coverage and keen insight of the 2008 United States presidential...
26 Mar 2009 | Press Release
The winners and finalists of the 2009 IFES photo competition have been announced.
26 Feb 2009 | Press Release
IFES has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract by USAID to support the electoral process in Sudan. The three-year program is aimed at helping the Sudanese electoral administration deliver...
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...