The US Election Assistance Commission (EAC) has recently published a document, which details worldwide case studies in internet voting from January 2000 to November 2011.
The Woodrow Wilson Center has published a brief report on the origins and current status of the youth vote in Iran, which highlights the existing sentiment of a new generation of voters and the impact they can have on the 2012 parliamentary elections.
Compiled by IFES experts David Ennis and Gavin Weise, the assessment provides IFES' expert opinion on the draft that could become law as early as October.
Gender Budgeting and Good Governance: Experience from Africa and Europe, attempts to display gender budgeting as a means to improve governance on a global scale.
IFES has published a briefing paper and visual outline of the 13 main changes being introduced for Kyrgyzstan's 2011 presidential election.
Aina Gallego of Stanford University and Saul Cunow of UCSD both looked at what impact various electoral variables have on voter turnout.
Ukrainians have a more pessimistic view of their country’s future now than a year ago, with more than half saying they believe Ukraine is on a path toward instability, according to a survey conducted by the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES).
The paper, Latin America Goes Centrist, gives a description of Latin American countries showing an increasing trend for governments to lean to the center.
“The Travails of Development and Democratic Governance in Central America” by Kevin Casas-Zamora addresses the current lack of properly functioning state actors within Central America and the resulting sense of insecurity.
Declining Inequality in Latin America: Some Economics, Some Politics, by Nancy Birdsall, Nora Lustig and Darryl McLeod, looks at the recent decline in income inequality within Latin American and its potential link to political factors.
International Alert conducted a study and published the report "SMALL STEPS TOWARDS PEACE Inventory and analysis of local peace practices in North and South Kivu" that covers “civil society as an actor for peace in the DRC” and “peace initiatives”.
The report published by the International Crisis Group on Liberia and the sustainability of its recovery analyzes what is required for the recovery to continue and provides recommendations on steps to move forward in context of the upcoming elections.
The report on Afghanistan published by the Center for American Progress looks at the current situation in Afghanistan and the steps that need to be taken to ensure a successful political and economic transition strategy.
The update briefing "Indonesia: Hope and Hard Reality in Papua" published by the International Crisis Group analyzes the current situation in Indonesia and the recent conference held in July 5-7, 2011 to address the escalating conflict and calls for independence from Papua.