The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) is an independent, non-governmental organization providing professional support to electoral democracy. Through fieldwork, applied research and advocacy, we strive to promote citizen participation, transparency, and accountability in political life and civil society.
Since 2002, IFES has been working to build Pakistan's democratic institutions. This includes technical assistance and commodity support to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) for pollworker training and voter registration, strengthening the capacity of legislators to perform civic functions, polling voters to assess their opinions of elections, partnering with local non-governmental organizations to educate rural women about voting procedures and improving citizen understanding of decentralization reforms.
IFES Pakistan serves as the secretariat for the Election Support Group.