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About ICPS?

The International Centre for Parliamentary Studies (ICPS) carries out a substantial amount of work to support those involved in managing electoral processes across the world, providing a range of different services:

Research - ICPS research makes a significant contribution to learning about electoral processes, highlighting best practice, current trends and leading thinking. The Centre has a repository of materials, including research papers, films and documentaries, and works in collaboration with a number of academics, universities and research organisations across the world.

High level networks - ICPS has developed a network for senior officials that have a professional interest in the field of electoral affairs, and provides opportunities throughout the year for them to gather and share ideas and best practice. Furthermore, ICPS founded the online Electoral Stakeholders Network (ESN) with the aim to encourage engagement between electoral officials, electoral administrators, academic experts and electoral suppliers and to facilitate their communication across borders.

Consultancy - ICPS provides consultancy services to public administrations around the world on areas including: voter registration, the role of technology, working with stakeholders, communications strategies, project management, managing data, training personnel, electoral psychology, managing polling day, awarding and managing contracts, holding the ballot count, technology and counting the vote, ensuring robustness and transparency, delivering reliable and internationally credible results, statutory models, boundary commissions, programmes for inclusion of minorities, all the way through to rebuilding states after conflict, and basic human rights.

Training - ICPS provides training and advice to those involved in organising and overseeing elections, through working in collaboration and delivering bespoke training programmes which are tailored to their precise requirements. The Centre also provides internationally recognised professional qualifications in the areas of electoral processes, governance, Parliament and policy, and these are accredited by the Chartered Management Institute.

ICPS has worked with:

Malawi Electoral Commission

Election Administration of Georgia

Albania Central Elections Commission

Kenya Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission

Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan

Electoral Commission of Namibia

Electoral Commission of Zambia

Republic of Armenia Central Electoral Commission

Independent National Electoral Commission (Nigeria)

Bangladesh Election Commission

Swedish Electoral Authority

The Electoral commission of Ghana

Kosovo Central Election Commission

Association of European Election Officials