New report on electoral assistance

Dec 20, 2012

In March 2012, over 230 electoral practitioners from over 60 countries came together in Mombasa, Kenya, to review and discuss the use of information and communication technology (ICT) in civil- and voter registration. A particular focus was on the sustainability and effective use of biometrics-recognition systems. The workshop also tackled the controversial topic of E-Voting, clearing out possible advantages and disadvantages.

The workshop was organized by UNDP and the EU, and the Joint EC-UNDP Task Force on Electoral Assistance has now released the final report of the workshop as a way to spread the information and lessons learned from the workshop. The report was launched as a sister publication to the e-Learning course dealing with the same topic.

Read more about UNDP-EU partnership on electoral assistance

Since 1995, UNDP and the EU have been working together to assist countries throughout the whole cycle of electoral assistance – from the pre-electoral planning stage, through the polling period to the post-election period.


The partnership aims to ensure that elections are fully owned nationally and that elections provide a vital means to safeguard human rights, exercise choice and express opinions.

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Download the report

Here you can download the full report in pdf.