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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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...
17 Jul 2014 | PUBLICATION
Burundi is one of few countries in the world to have adopted a gender quota for its legislature in an effort to promote the inclusion and participation of women in the political process. As such, it...
24 Jun 2014 | PUBLICATION
Gilgit-Baltistan, formally known as the Federally Administered Northern Areas (FANA), is an autonomous region northern Pakistan with separate government and electoral systems.
14 May 2014 | PUBLICATION
The International Foundation for Electoral Systems’ (IFES) briefing paper Egypt’s 2014 Presidential Election Law provides expert insight into the legal framework that governs Egypt's...
25 Apr 2014 | PUBLICATION
Being employed as a polling official is recognized as a critical part of women’s participation in political and electoral processes. In March 2014, IFES analyzed the gender composition of...
14 Mar 2014 | PUBLICATION
Voting is becoming more accessible for voters with disabilities in the Philippines through the project for Ensuring Accessibility of Schools in Elections (EASE). Project EASE aims to increase the...
11 Mar 2014 | PUBLICATION
IFES’ 2013 Annual Report traces work done across the globe within four main themes: election management; electoral integrity and transparency; citizen participation; and inclusion and...
16 Dec 2013 | PUBLICATION
Implementing and Overseeing Electronic Voting and Counting Technologies has been designed to serve as a critical source of information on technologies for specialists in democracy and governance,...
29 Oct 2013 | PUBLICATION
IFES' Political Finance Oversight Handbook is the product of extensive research and fieldwork by leading political finance experts and practitioners. It represents a comprehensive effort to...
25 Oct 2013 | PUBLICATION
All too often, persons with disabilities are not included in the political lives of their country on an equal basis with others. Accessible Elections for Persons with Disabilities in Five...
11 Oct 2013 | PUBLICATION
Elections in Egypt: The Electoral Framework in Egypt’s Continuing Transition, examines Egypt’s new roadmap toward democracy, analyzing changes to the broader electoral framework in Egypt since...