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Election and Political Processes Strengthening Program (CEPPS) - IFES

Support domestic election monitoring, increase participation in the election process, and train candidates and political parties in effective campaigning and polling. Also, provide technical and in-kind assistance to the Independent Election Commission.


Building political parties: Reforming legal regul...

This report is designed to provide an overview of the contemporary literature comparing the role of political parties in good governance and democratization, to aid International IDEA’s program of ...

Political Finance in Post-Conflict Societies

This study of political finance in post-conflict society identifies lessons learned from international donor-funded efforts to support political processes in post-conflict environments in general a...

Elections In Post-Conflict Societies

Elections have become an integral element of many UN peacekeeping missions over the past decade. The reason for this is clear: the focus of most UN missions has shifted from one of pure peace-build...

Guiding Principles For EMBs – ACE

Whilst there will always be an argument about the meaning of democracy, there is a great deal of agreement emerging about the guiding principles that should govern election management. An election ...

Checklist For Ensuring Gender Equality In Free And F...

• political rights should only be subject to limitations which are reasonable and justifiable in a democratic society;
• limitations on candidature, the creation and activities of political parti...

What Constitutes Free And Fair Elections?

A 'FREE' electoral process is one where fundamental human rights and freedoms are respected.

Free & Fair Elections – International Standards

International law sets specific objectives with respect to the holding of periodic free and fair elections, and lays down a variety of related obligations.
International law's goal and the means ...

Classifying Elections

It is important to recognize that elections are part of a country's overall political process, and no two states or their electoral climate are the same. However, for the sake of simplicity, electi...

Characteristics Of Good Governance

Good governance has nine major characteristics. It is participatory, consensus oriented, accountable, transparent, responsive, effective and efficient, equitable and inclusive and follows the rule ...

Electoral Systems – Definition And Components

Emerging democracies often lack the institutional capacity and political will to manage elections or educate their citizens about democratic politics. To meet these needs, IFES provides comprehensi...

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