Feature

13 Feb 2018

On May 6, 2018, Tunisia will democratically elect 350 municipal councils for the first time. This landmark election will set the country’s decentralization into motion. In this context, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) worked toward building the capacity of local journalists in covering the forthcoming elections in an impartial, balanced and equitable manner.

13 Feb 2018

In the world’s largest democracy, India, the World Bank estimates that there as many 40 to 80 million persons with disabilities. The Election Commission of India (ECI) works to ensure their inclusion in the electoral process, alongside partners like the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES).

12 Feb 2018

The upcoming May 6 municipal elections in Tunisia will mark the first time citizens will democratically elect their local leaders and will launch the decentralization process in the country. Following the post-revolution 2011 Constituent Assembly elections and the 2014 parliamentary and presidential elections, voters have become increasingly frustrated with the slow pace of the transition.

12 Feb 2018

During the August 2017 elections, we did things differently. In addition to traditional voter education, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems' “Kenya Electoral Assistance Program” (KEAP) used creative ways to educate the public ahead of the general elections.

12 Feb 2018

Over the last several years, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) has empowered Syrian women, youth, and marginalized groups to be part of a meaningful discourse over their country’s future.

2 Feb 2018

by Erica Shein, IFES Deputy Director, Center for Applied Research and Learning, and Electoral Integrity Adviser, and Heather Szilagyi, IFES Research Coordinator, Center for Applied Research and Learning

29 Jan 2018

As key election stakeholders, journalists have an important role to play in facilitating political discourse, fostering transparency and information-sharing, and serving as an effective forum for public debate, all of which strengthens the democratic process.

24 Jan 2018

In order to achieve effective and professional election management, election administrators’ capacity must be continually prioritized and developed.

19 Jan 2018

United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 5 (SDG5), “Achieve Gender Equality and Empower All Women and Girls Everywhere,” has identified the need to ensure women’s full and effective political participation, as well as equal opportunity for leadership at all levels of public life.