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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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8 Aug 2017 | Feature

IFES President and CEO Bill Sweeney traveled to Kenya for the 2017 general elections. Through this feature, he shares his experiences from Kenya during this critical election.

8 Aug 2017 | Feature

In Georgia, IFES has partnered with 27 institutions of higher learning to implement a fully accredited university-level civic education course; there are more than 7,000 course alumni throughout...

8 Aug 2017 | Feature

In 2016, IFES assisted Syrian organizations based in Gaziantep, Turkey to found Musharaka, a forum to encourage civic engagement of Syrians living in Gaziantep. Through the Musharaka Forum, IFES...

4 Aug 2017 | Press Release

IFES will honor His Excellency Luis Almagro, secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS) with its 2017 Charles T. Manatt Democracy Award and Tamar Zhvania, chairwoman of the...

4 Aug 2017 | Press Release

IFES congratulates Ambassador Mark Green on his Senate confirmation and appointment to the position of administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

4 Aug 2017 | Press Release

IFES is deeply troubled by the continuing political and economic crises in Venezuela and the effort by Nicolas Maduro’s regime to legitimize its...

31 Jul 2017 | Feature

IFES invited Kodjo to Washington during the 2014 U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit to take part in related events and had the opportunity to ask her about her work and the state of women’s rights in Côte...

31 Jul 2017 | Feature

Christian Monsod, the former Chairman of the Philippine Commission on Elections (COMELEC), is a pioneering figure in election administration. He reshaped electoral administration in the...

27 Jul 2017 | Feature

On July 20, 2017, IFES and the Central Electoral Board (Junta Central Electoral [JCE]) of the Dominican Republic signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to confirm future cooperation of the...

26 Jul 2017 | Press Release

The Consortium for Elections and Political Process Strengthening (CEPPS) today announced a new grants program designed to increase the political participation of historically marginalized...

25 Jul 2017 | Feature

The “We Stand Together” campaign was launched on July 21 at IFES’ Second Annual Gender Conference on “Gender, Inclusion and Political Participation.” The conference brought together civil society...

25 Jul 2017 | Feature

On June 12-13, 2017, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) and the National Assembly of Persons with Disabilities of Ukraine (NAPD) organized a conference in Kyiv on recent...