EC-UNDP Partnership

The Joint Task Force on Electoral Assistance

In 2006, the EC and UNDP strengthened and formalized their de facto partnership in the field of international electoral assistance with the signature of the Electoral Assistance Guidelines. The Guidelines were renewed in 2008 and most recently in April 2016, when they were officially endorsed and signed by the UNDP Administrator Helen Clark and the Commissioner Neven Mimica (watch the video of the event). The Guidelines set parameters for cooperation between the two organizations on issues such as project formulation, recruitment, visibility and operational support to the ongoing projects and troubleshooting. They also establish the EC-UNDP Joint Task Force on Electoral Assistance (JTF), a Brussels-based coordination mechanism that has the aim of increasing the overall efficiency and adherence of the projects to the common EC-UNDP strategic approach.

The JTF, composed of the EU and UNDP experts, has been expanded in 2016 to include representatives from the European External Action Service (EEAS) and UN’s Department of Political Affairs/Electoral Assistance Division (DPA/EAD), as well as relevant geographical desk representatives from both organizations.

JTF supports all current and upcoming joint EC-UNDP electoral assistance projects world-wide by organizing kick-off trainings at the inception of each project (for both EU Delegation and UNDP Country Office staff), enhancing project’s visibility and information sharing (by maintaining project websites and publishing joint monthly reports), assisting with reporting (financial and narrative), troubleshooting, etc.….

To find out more or to request assistance please consult JTF website.

JTF Publications

ELECTORAL RESULTS MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS: CATALOGUE OF OPTIONS

The purpose is to increase the understanding of the different models and sub-models of results management systems and facilitate the selection of the most appropriate RMS option specific to the country context and also the one most likely to be accepted by stakeholders on the ground.

This is a guide to support electoral administrators and practitioners to evaluate RMS options, benefits and challenges.It offers a description of the main options of Result Management Systems (RMS). The various chapters aim to shed some light on the various models of results management systems currently in use, highlighting advantages and disadvantages of each.

AVAILABLE AR EN

CONFERENCE ON REINFORCING THE CREDIBILITY AND ACCEPTANCE OF ELECTORAL PROCESSES: THE ROLE OF ELECTORAL STAKEHOLDERS AND ELECTION ADMINISTRATIONS

This publication is the Summary report of the discussion held at the conference titled ’Reinforcing the credibility and acceptance of electoral processes: The role of electoral stakeholders and electoral administrations’.

The aim of the conference was to expand discussion of electoral processes allowing for a more in-depth focus on the involvement and approach of the full range of stakeholders, including political parties and candidates, the media, domestic and international observers, civil society, electoral justice, other state institutions and the international community.

Available in AR EN FR

THEMATIC WORKSHOP ON SUSTAINABILITY IN ELECTORAL ADMINISTRATION: ADEQUATE RESOURCING FOR CREDIBLE ELECTIONS

This report summarized the discussions and presentations held among the approximately 200 participants from 45 countries who attended the workshop on Sustainability in Electoral Administration and Processes in Maputo, Mozambique.

Both the discussions on the costs and funding of electoral processes and the related recommendations made by the participants may be of use for other EMBs as well as for electoral assistance practitioners.

Available in AR EN FR PT

EC-UNPD eLearnings

Youth Participation in Electoral Processes

Youth Participation in Electoral Processes

This course is available in:

EN

Number of modules: 6

Certificate of Completion: YES

Download the related publication in:

EN

This online course offers a dynamic and interactive approach to the question of youth participation in electoral processes and constitutes an important knowledge tool for electoral management bodies (EMBs).

It aims to provide key understanding of the barriers youth are facing to participate and engage actively in political life of their countries.

The course discusses strategies and provides entry points for EMBs to overcome these obstacles and to make sure that all segments of the society are empowered to participate to electoral processes.

Finally, the eLearning sheds light on how these objectives can be linked to the indicators of SDGs, in particular Goal 16.

Electoral Results Management System

Electoral Results Management System

Get familiar with the different models of Result Management Systems and find out which one is more adapted to the needs of your country!

This course is available in:

AR EN

Number of modules: 5

Certificate of Completion: YES

Download the related publication in:

AR EN

This e-learning will provide you with a description of the various models and main options of Result Management Systems (RMS) currently in use, highlighting advantages and disadvantages of each.

This course is geared towards election administrators, practitioners and stakeholders.

The purpose is to increase the understanding of the different models and sub-models of results management systems and facilitate the selection of the most appropriate RMS option specific to the country context and also the one most likely to be accepted by stakeholders on the ground.

Reinforcing Credibility and Acceptance of Electoral Processes

Reinforcing Credibility and Acceptance of Electoral Processes

Find out the roles of electoral stakeholders and election administrations in ensuring credible and acceptable elections!

This course is available in:

AR EN FR

Number of modules: 6

Certificate of Completion: YES

Download the related publication in:

AR EN FR

This course intends to shed light of electoral processes, allowing for a more in-depth focus on the involvement and approach of the full range of stakeholders in electoral processes.

Political parties and candidates, the media, domestic and international observers, civil society, electoral justice, other state institutions and the international community, all of these are stakeholders whose impact and scope in electoral processes will be studied in these modules.

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