This Discussion Paper provides a detailed analysis of involvement of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) in election observation.
Its main purpose is to present practical and forward-looking recommendations to improve the effectiveness of the PIF electoral observation missions in supporting electoral processes.
Attention is focused on areas that can benefit the most from changes: namely, strengthening the methodological basis and comprehensiveness of the observation and follow-up activities. Each section examines selected issues and includes examples of best practice and arguments for their introduction.
The Pacific Islands forum mandate for election observation
Terms of reference
Principles for international election observation
Short-term, long-term or medium-term
Women in the PIF election observation missions
PIF election observation mission reports
The PIF election observation and follow-up policies
How to improve effectiveness of the PIF EOMs
Prospective role of the PIF in election observation