Global Programme for Electoral Cycle Support


GPECS is a three-year global initiative to help countries improve their electoral laws, processes and institutions and enhance the participation of women in electoral processes.

The programme is made possible through a contribution from the Government of Spain, as well as the support of the Canadian International Development Agency.

GPECS seeks to enhance the credibility, transparency, effectiveness and sustainability of electoral institutions and processes, with a particular emphasis on capacity development, south-south exchanges, inclusive participation and women’s empowerment. The GPECS take an electoral cycle approach – as opposed to election day – to assistance, while seeking also to integrate electoral assistance into a wider framework of democratic governance.

Success Stories

Highlights

A Good Practices Guide to Promote Women's Political Participation

This publication identifies targeted interventions for promoting the stronger presence and influence of women in political parties as well as advancing gender equality issues in party policies and platforms. The lessons learned and common strategies in this Guide are drawn mainly, but not exclusively... more

Cambodia: TV production to boost youth civic participation

Two important elections are coming up in Cambodia the next three years, which will witness the largest number of first time voters since Cambodia’s historic 1993 UNTAC election. In overwhelmingly young Cambodia, almost 2 in 3 people are under the age of 25. more

Election Administration Officials from CIS Countries Strengthen Capacity at the Regional Training in Ashgabat

Representatives of the Central Election Commissions of the CIS countries were informed about the objectives of UNDP's Global Programme for Electoral Cycle Support (GPECS). GPECS is a three-year global initiative to help countries improve their electoral laws, processes and institutions and enhance the participation of women in electoral processes. Ashgabat, 15 September 2011. more

Responding to the current challenges in the Arab region

Planning a strategic course of action for UNDP in the area of electoral assistance in the Arab States region was one of the main objectives discussed at the Electoral Cycle Regional Community of Practice (CoP) meeting for the Arab States in Cairo in May 2011. more

Supporting the Iraqi Independent High Electoral Commission: a new model to explore for future trainings in electoral procurement for EMBs

As part of its post-election activities and lessons learned, the Iraqi Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) had ... more

What roles are Palestinian women playing in the building of the state?

How can women voice their concerns and opinions on afuture Palestinian state and develop an agenda for actions to be taken in the coming months? more

Improving quality and credibility through professional election observation and monitoring

UNDP recently supported efforts to improve the quality and credibility of elections in Africa through professional election observation and monitoring. Working in conjunction with the African Union (AU) and the Regional Economic Communities (RECs) more

Workshop on Electoral Operational Planning FREETOWN 1-3 June 2011

The workshop gathered over 65 participants from 25 countries comprising most EMBs from west and central Africa and 10 participants from EMBS from southern Africa. more

Procuring and Using Technology in Electoral Management

The use of information and communication technologies(ICTs) can positively impact electoral management, especially in making some processes quicker and more efficient. more

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