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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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2 Mar 2016 | Interview/Speech/Testimony

Michael Maley, a distinguished election management expert who previously served as Director of International Services at the Australian Electoral Commission and supported numerous elections...

23 Feb 2016 | Feature

On February 11, 2016 the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) and the Tunisian Administrative Tribunal, with support from the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA),...

23 Feb 2016 | Interview/Speech/Testimony

In this Q&A, IFES Myanmar Senior Election and Conflict Adviser Michael Lidauer discusses what led to the development of the Myanmar mapping project, the challenges in producing the maps, and...

18 Feb 2016 | Feature

From February 17-18, 2016, the Central Election Commission of Georgia (CEC) and the International Centre for Parliamentary Studies hosted the sixth Annual Meeting of Election Management Bodies (...

17 Feb 2016 | Feature

With the recent conclusion of 2015, it is meaningful to reflect on the successes and lessons from last year. In a U.S. Institute for Peace address in 2015 during his visit state visit to the U.S...

17 Feb 2016 | Feature

Recognizing the critical role that women play in enhancing sustainable electoral processes, IFES is providing the newly-formed Election Commission and civil society with the technical support...

16 Feb 2016 | Feature

IFES has developed an electoral integrity portfolio that defines international standards and best practices and builds on nearly thirty years of real-world experience in strengthening the...

16 Feb 2016 | Feature

IFES is playing an integral role in revising and expanding Tunisia's existing electoral law by providing support on electoral legislative reforms to enhance the effectiveness and credibility of...

5 Feb 2016 | Feature

Despite making up half of the population, women are excluded from equal political participation by prohibitive power dynamics embedded in culture, institutions and legal systems, all conditions...

28 Jan 2016 | Feature

On January 21, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) and the Office of Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18) hosted “Women in the Military: Lessons on Leading and Women’s...

21 Jan 2016 | Feature

IFES annually awards two to four Democracy Studies Fellowships to bring outstanding U.S. graduate students to Washington, D.C. to engage in democracy development research. Based at IFES’ Center...

12 Jan 2016 | Feature

Persons with disabilities around the world encounter barriers to their political participation, and countries like Georgia are taking steps toward more inclusive policies and practices. In...