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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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Daniela Colaiacovo, DIrector of Communications

media@ifes.org or +1 (202) 350-6802

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7 Sep 2017 | Feature
In July, IFES and the National Elections Commission of Liberia (NEC) Gender Section produced a new guide to support the integration of women with disabilities at the NEC and in its programming. “How...
7 Sep 2017 | Feature
In July 2017, IFES, working closely with the National Elections Commission of Liberia Gender Section, developed new tools to enhance the engagement of persons with disabilities in political life. The...
7 Sep 2017 | Press Release
IFES will honor former IFES Board of Directors Vice Chair Judy Black (R) and Congressman David Price (D-N.C.) with its 2017 Charles T. Manatt Democracy Award. They will be joined by the international...
7 Sep 2017 | Feature
On Wednesday, August 23, members of the IFES Africa team delivered books collected for its Mandela Day Book Drive to Turner Elementary School in neighboring Congress Heights. The book drive’s target...
6 Sep 2017 | Feature
IFES is deeply saddened by the passing of Uva Provincial Councillor Senarath Attanayake. He was the first person with a disability to enter politics in Sri Lanka and hold ministerial portfolios....
28 Aug 2017 | Feature
On August 22, 2017, the Pakistani National Assembly passed Election Bill, 2017, a major achievement for electoral reform in Pakistan. The bill included many of IFES’ recommendations and is a...
27 Aug 2017 | Feature
An IFES quantitative survey, conducted from December 2016 to January 2017, aimed to gain a better understanding of illiterate Tunisians’ levels of political participation and civic engagement and...
24 Aug 2017 | Feature
In this Q&A, Sansour discusses IFES’ efforts in assisting the ISIE establish the Media Center. He has extensive experience with Media Centers and has worked with election commissions on such...
24 Aug 2017 | Feature
In this video message, Dr. Thorpe explains how an IFES review of the NEC, documented in a report, became the blueprint for her tenure as head of the NEC. “Literally everything had to be dismantled...
24 Aug 2017 | Feature
As Myanmar prepared for its historic 2015 general elections, IFES spoke with Nay Lin Soe, the articulate founder and CEO of the Myanmar Independent Living Initiative (MILI), to discuss the barriers...
15 Aug 2017 | Feature
To further strengthen its collaboration with the National Electoral Institute (Instituto Nacional Electoral [INE]), IFES has renewed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Mexican electoral...
15 Aug 2017 | Feature
On June 28, 2017, IFES Chief of Party Haiti Alessandra Rossi visited Voice of America (VOA), a multi-media broadcasting service that provides news to countries across the world in 40 different...