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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 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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13 Apr 2017 | Feature

On March 31, the General Election Network for Disability Access (AGENDA) recognized media efforts to report on disability rights at the award ceremony for the “Journalist Competition on Accessible...

11 Apr 2017 | Feature

On March 28, Tunisia’s High Independent Authority for Elections (ISIE) organized an international conference on the financing of political life during electoral periods with support from the...

7 Apr 2017 | Feature

InterAction’s previous Disability Inclusion Award winners, including the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) and chairs of InterAction’s disability working group, have published...

4 Apr 2017 | Feature

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), with the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), organized two one-day workshops on February 16 and 17...

3 Apr 2017 | Feature

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) has created the first Building Resources in Democracy, Governance and Elections (BRIDGE) training module on disability rights and...

3 Apr 2017 | Feature

For many voters in Myanmar, such as Thundar Myo Nyunt from IFES Myanmar, the November 8 general elections were their first opportunity to vote. 

31 Mar 2017 | Feature

The forthcoming book from Oxford University Press, Election Watchdogs: Transparency, Accountability, and Integrity, contains a series of essays by international scholars and practitioners...

24 Mar 2017 | Feature

On March 24, 2017, IFES partnered with the Group of Influence and Civil Network OPORA to hold an international conference titled, “Ensuring Electoral Rights of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)...

22 Mar 2017 | Feature

On April 1, 2017, Myanmar will hold by-elections for 19 vacant seats in national and regional legislative assemblies where 95 candidates will seek votes from among 2.1 million eligible voters. The...

20 Mar 2017 | Feature

On March 16, 2017, International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) President & CEO Bill Sweeney presented a copy of the book First Universal Democratic Elections in Independent Georgia...

14 Mar 2017 | Feature

Nermin Nisic, IFES Kosovo country director, has nearly two decades of democracy and governance experience. In this Q&A, Nisic discusses IFES’ current project in Kosovo, major challenges to...

14 Mar 2017 | Feature

As Myanmar increasingly becomes a more open, inclusive society, citizens have a need and desire to understand how their democracy works, what their rights and responsibilities as citizens are and...