Indonesia Holds World’s Largest Single-Day Election

June 21, 2019

On Wednesday, April 17, 2019, Indonesia held the largest single-day election in the world. For the first time since Indonesia’s transition to democracy, more than 192 million registered voters had an opportunity to select their new president and legislature at the same time. In the past, these two elections were held three months…

MoU Signing between ADF and IFES, Yangon, Myanmar

MoU between ADF and IFES/AGENDA

January 30, 2019

On January 29, 2019, IFES and the ASEAN Disability Forum (ADF) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to continue coordinating efforts to increase access to political rights for persons with disabilities in Southeast Asia. IFES, which founded the General Election Network for Disability Access (AGENDA) in 2011, is partnering with disabled people’s organizations…

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Election Studies Program in 2018

July 23, 2018

On 27 June, AGENDA and IFES coordinated with Bawaslu (Indonesia Election Supervisory Body)  to hold polling station visits to the 2018 Pilkada (local election) in five cities for international delegates and representatives as part of Bawaslu’s first-ever Election Studies Program. The program aimed to bring together members of election management bodies (EMBs) from…

BRIDGE Workshop on Disability Rights and Elections, Ciawi, April 6-7

BRIDGE Workshop on Disability Rights and Elections

April 13, 2016

On 6-7 April 2016, the General Election Network for Disability Access (AGENDA) conducted a workshop on Disability Rights and Elections in Ciawi, West Java. Two national commissioners from the Indonesia General Election Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum, KPU); fifteen provincial KPU commissioners from eight provinces that will organize regional head elections on 15…

New Building Resources in Democracy, Governance and Elections (BRIDGE) Training Module on Disability Rights

February 3, 2015

Bridge Training

In 2014, IFES began development on the first Disability Rights and Elections training module. The module’s content is informed by the standards identified in the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The module development has been a collaborative effort…


IFES Remembers Indonesian Disability Rights Leader Yusdiana

January 6, 2014

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) is deeply saddened by the passing of Senior Disability Rights Adviser Yusdiana (“Diana”) of Indonesia. She died of complications after surgery in Jakarta on December 28. Our sincerest thoughts are with her family and the disability community.

As a young adult,…


Organization Profile: International Foundation for Electoral Systems Indonesia

December 18, 2012

As the global leader in democracy promotion, IFES advances good governance and democratic rights by providing technical assistance to election officials; empowering the underrepresented to participate in the political process; and applying field-based research to improve the electoral cycle. Since 1987, IFES has worked in over 135 countries, from developing democracies to mature…