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Consensus Reached on Path Forward for Further Strengthening Elections in Ukraine

In 2019, Ukraine witnessed two historic national elections which resulted in the election of a new president and parliament. International and domestic observes broadly viewed the election process and environment across both elections as representing a major step forward for electoral democracy in Ukraine. The Central Election Commission (CEC) of Ukraine was commended for what […]

IFES Releases Feasibility Study On Introduction of New Election Technology in Ukraine

At the request of the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) conducted a comprehensive feasibility study on the introduction of new election technology in Ukraine. This study was made possible through the support of the United States Agency for International Development, Global Affairs Canada, and UK aid. Based on IFES’ […]

Civic Education Course Alumni Unite to Engage More Citizens in Democracy

On February 3, 2020, 11 Ukrainian students announced the registration of a new nongovernmental organization (NGO) called the Youth Democratic Association, or YODA. The organization aims to promote democratic principles and ideas and protect human rights and freedoms through youth-targeted public engagement and education activities. YODA’s co-founders live in four different cities, study a variety […]

IFES Presents Political Finance Reform Priorities

The 2015 Law on political finance and the establishment of the National Agency for Prevention of Corruption (NAPC) gave rise to expectations of higher levels of transparency and accountability in political finance. Yet, the 2019 elections indicated that procedures and control measures put in place had been insufficient to ensure transparency and minimize the dependency […]

Presentation “Political Attitudes of Internally Displaced People”

On September 11th 2019, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) together with the Civil Holding Group of Influence presented the results of a national survey on the political attitudes of internally displaced persons (IDPs). A survey was fielded by Ipsos Ukraine between February 15th and March 15th 2019. A total of 2 063 interviews […]

IDPs’ Electoral Participation Gap

This article was written by Tetyana Durnyeva, Harald Hartvig Jepsen and Hannah Roberts It was originally published in Journal of Internal Displacement. You can find more articles like on JID’s web page after subscribing.    Abstract Sustainable Development Goal 16 is concerned with peaceful and inclusive societies, access to justice for all, and effective and […]

IFES Comment on women’s representation in the new parliament and further steps to maintain and facilitate better women’s representation in politics

Background Between the 2014 parliamentary election and the 2019 election, the number of women MPs in Ukraine’s parliament (the Verkhovna Rada) never exceeded 53 women or 12.6 percent; in fact, by June 2019, there were only 49 women MPs or only 11.6 percent. Prior to the new parliament taking office, Ukraine ranks 155th among 193 countries in […]

Ukraine Post-Presidential Election Survey: Key Findings

This summary details the key findings from the latest International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) public opinion survey in Ukraine. The fieldwork of this survey was conducted between May 19 and June 1, 2019, following the second round of the 2019 presidential election. The survey interviewed 2,003 respondents through Ukraine, excluding the occupied areas of […]