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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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21 Mar 2016 | Feature

As part of the U.S. Agency for International Development funded “Improved Election Management Program” in Sri Lanka, IFES is providing technical support to a network of disability rights advocates...

17 Mar 2016 | Feature

On March 17, 2016, the IFES hosted the Chairperson of the Independent National Electoral Commission of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to discuss potential support for the DRC's upcoming...

16 Mar 2016 | Feature

The Electoral Integrity Project (EIP) is an independent research project based at the University of Sydney and Harvard University. The EIP brings together scholars and practitioners from around...

16 Mar 2016 | Feature

This open letter to the U.S. presidential candidates calls for an elevation of democracy and human right to a prominent place on their respective foreign policy agendas. The 139 signatories assert...

15 Mar 2016 | Feature

IFES seeks to address how men and women can work together in leadership, particularly when a country is in the midst of conflict or undergoing a political transition, by developing a Male Allies...

10 Mar 2016 | Feature

On February 29 and March 1, 2016, the Union Election Commission (UEC) hosted the first-ever National Post-Election Conference in Yangon. With support from IFES and International IDEA, the UEC...

8 Mar 2016 | Feature

This International Women’s Day, IFES reaffirms its commitment to involving women in political and electoral processes as candidates and elected leaders, election experts, engaged...

7 Mar 2016 | Feature

On February 29, 2016, IFES hosted a delegation from the League of Arab States as part of a United Nations Development Programme-organized trip to meet with signatories of the Declaration of...

7 Mar 2016 | Feature

IFES has taken a leading role in providing opportunities to facilitate collaboration among government representatives and disabled persons’ organizations. IFES established the General Election...

3 Mar 2016 | Feature

On February 18, Uganda held general elections for President and Parliament. This post-election Q&A covers the importance of these elections, IFES’ role in supporting the electoral process, and...

3 Mar 2016 | Feature

On March 1, 2016, IFES and the Australian National University signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at fostering research collaboration on electoral integrity and security.