A voter casts their ballot during the 2019 Sidama Referendum

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) partners with donors and civil society around the world to build democracies that deliver for all.


In Myanmar, with support from USAID and a broad spectrum of bilateral donors,
IFES is building towards more transparent, credible and inclusive elections.


With USAID support,
IFES is empowering Malawi’s civil society to end electoral violence. 


With the U.S. Department of State, IFES is elevating the voices of multiply-marginalized
groups to promote political participation and prevent discrimination and violence.


In Ukraine, with USAID, FCDO and GAC support,
IFES is strengthening cybersecurity to protect civil society and electoral integrity.  


Our Team

Paula Kenworthy headshot       Elizabeth Sidell headshot

Paula Kenworthy,
Senior Business Manager,

Elizabeth Sidell,
Business Development Specialist,

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Public-Sector Donors

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 German Federal Foreign Office logo    Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA) logo    New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade logo

 Our Partners

Facebook | Open Society Foundation (OSF) | Taiwan Foundation for Democracy | Chevron | Manatt | Microsoft
Building Resources in Democracy, Governance and Elections (BRIDGE) | Consortium for Elections and Political Processes (CEPPS) | Bond | InterAction
U.S. Civil Society Working Group on Women, Peace, and Security | Global Network for Electoral Justice | Africa Electoral Jurisprudence Network
Europe/Eurasia Electoral Jurisprudence Network | Open Government Partnership | Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace
Association of ASEAN Electoral Administrators (AAED) | Yiaga Africa Initiative | Association of World Election Bodies (AWEB)
The Organization of Arab Electoral Management Bodies | Association of European Election Officials (ACEEEO) | International Disability and Development Consortium
ASEAN General Election Network for Disability Access | Youth Democratic Association (YODA) | United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Steven and Stephanie Silverman | June Langston DeHart | Donald R. Sweitzer | Amb. Theodore Sedgwick | Daniel F. Runde

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