Publications

With an array of experts on electoral and political processes, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) regularly produces white papers, books, reports and manuals on topics such as election security; political finance; gender equality; standards for conducting election audits and ensuring electoral integrity and transparency; public opinion on elections and democracy; and providing equal access for persons with disabilities to electoral and political processes. 

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28 Jan 2015 | PUBLICATION
While post-conflict elections relied heavily on international technical and financial assistance, Liberia’s National Elections Commission (NEC) oversaw the general elections in 2005 and 2011 with...
28 Jan 2015 | PUBLICATION
In Côte d’Ivoire, mistrust among political contestants and their supporters and alleged manipulation of electoral processes during each presidential election since the advent of multiparty politics...
28 Jan 2015 | PUBLICATION
The new Kenyan Constitution puts forth a vision of a democracy where all voters are fully enfranchised. In particular, it emphasizes the inclusion of women, youth, persons with dis­abilities and...
28 Jan 2015 | PUBLICATION
Burundi is scheduled to hold presidential and parliamentary elections in 2015, amid a political climate marked by a sense of polarization that has endured since the local election in 2010, when the...
28 Jan 2015 | PUBLICATION
Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has been working to institutionalize reforms to ensure the continued consolidation of Nigeria’s democracy through more credible and...
28 Jan 2015 | PUBLICATION
Since the country’s independence in 1960, the Central African Republic (CAR) has witnessed severe political unrest, violent coups d’état, and most recently a civil war that culminated in the...
21 Nov 2014 | PUBLICATION
A true democracy requires that the poorest and most marginalized citizens have a meaningful voice in decisions affecting their lives. However, persons with disabilities, often among the poorest of...
17 Nov 2014 | PUBLICATION
IFES conducted the first systematic nationwide survey of its kind in the Maldives. The survey was conducted to measure the prevalence of vote buying in the Maldives during the March 2014...
23 Sep 2014 | PUBLICATION
The full participation of women and men in a country's political and decision-making processes as voters, candidates, elected officials and electoral management body (EMB) staff is crucial. Yet,...
13 Aug 2014 | PUBLICATION
The 2014 Hybl fellow is Megan Hauser, a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Government and Public Policy at the University of Arizona. Her research at IFES explored elections in non-democratic hybrid...
7 Aug 2014 | PUBLICATION
The book Elections Worth Dying For? A Selection of Case Studies from Africa examines the roots of violence within election processes in Africa from a variety of perspectives.
5 Aug 2014 | PUBLICATION
Throughout the world, women and men have different opportunities to participate in the political sphere. This is particularly true when it comes to participation as candidates and elected officials...