Electoral Institutions and People: Money Well Spent?

2 May 2007
Ottawa, Canada

Much of the money spent on electoral assistance over the past few years has helped electoral management bodies (EMBs) train polling staff and organize elections on time. Much less has been invested in EMBs as institutions, to support them in becoming less dependent on external funding and expertise while gaining and retaining credibility. Too often the international community invests large amounts of money for an intense period: which may work, but is not sustainable.

About the Speaker

Former International IDEA Director for Asia and the Pacific
Andrew Ellis