As the challenges to safeguarding and advancing electoral integrity evolve, strengthening communities of best practice and deepening strategic engagement between election observation communities and electoral management bodies (EMBs) is all the more important. Meanwhile, many EMBs are increasingly making election data more “open” and publicly available, and international and citizen election observers have become more vocal in promoting open election data. These opportunities could be enhanced significantly through more focused dialogue at global and regional levels among EMBs and observers. In addition, election observers need not only to have the capacity to analyze data provided by their own ob- servers, but also need to incorporate the analysis of official election data into their overall findings.
To address these objectives, CEPPS/NDI:
The Global Electoral Integrity Dialogues have led to country-specific follow-up by EMBs and citizen observer groups to enhance electoral transparency. They have also laid the foundation for future Dialogues, which CEPPS and its global and regional network partners will continue to support.
The Election Data Academy modules and data digitization tools will be used by democracy practitioners, local civil society groups, and civic-tech groups around the world on a range of election observation and electoral reform initiatives.
Find the Election Data Academy Modules here.