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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12 Sep 2013 | PUBLICATION
A guiding principle of democracy is social and political inclusion. However, the full participation of women in public life is an ongoing issue in many countries, and Honduras is no exception,...
14 Aug 2013 | PUBLICATION
Based on international human rights standards and best practices, IFES promotes political participation, justice and equal rights for women and men around the world. We invite you to read ...
30 Jul 2013 | PUBLICATION
Since its birth, South Sudan has taken progressive steps toward creating an inclusive government – attempting to achieve gender equality in all levels of government. In July 2013, IFES and...
30 Jun 2013 | PUBLICATION
Following the 2010 local elections in Ukraine, observers were critical of the Law on Local Elections, which many believed facilitated irregularities in the poll. This paper reviews the Law on Local...
24 Jun 2013 | PUBLICATION
The President of Pakistan is the ceremonial head of the country, with the role of representing the unity of the Republic.
24 Jun 2013 | PUBLICATION
The Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan (1973) envisages a federal parliamentary form of government with autonomy for the four provinces, with each province having its own elected...
24 Jun 2013 | PUBLICATION
The Election Commission of Pakistan must publish the official schedule for elections to the National and/or Provincial Assemblies in the National Gazette no more than 30 days after the President...
24 Jun 2013 | PUBLICATION
The local government system in Balochistan has a rural-urban divide; separate institutions have been designed for rural and urban populations of the province. 
24 Jun 2013 | PUBLICATION
Preparation of accurate and credible electoral rolls is a key step towards inclusive, free, fair and transparent elections. In Pakistan, the voter list is tied to the civil registry, which...
24 Jun 2013 | PUBLICATION
The local government system in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa has a rural-urban divide; separate institutions have been designed for rural and urban populations of the province.
24 Jun 2013 | PUBLICATION
With the possibility for snap elections and by-elections during the tenures of the Parliament and Provincial Assemblies, the Election Commission of Pakistan must be ready to mobilize to conduct...
21 Mar 2013 | PUBLICATION
Money in politics, or political finance, is linked to key aspects of any modern society. Management of political finance is necessary for credible and genuine elections and electoral campaigns...