An independent academic study, the Electoral Integrity Project addresses three questions:
*When do elections meet international standards of electoral integrity?
*What happens when elections fail to do so?
*And what can be done to mitigate these problems?
Under the direction of Pippa Norris, the research team is based at the University of Sydney and Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.
2016 EIP Workshops
The next one-day EIP workshop, on "Contentious elections, conflict and regime transitions", co-organized with International IDEA. The event will meet in Poznan, Poland 8.30am-7.00pm on 23 July 2016, before the next IPSA World Congress. The preliminary workshop program, featuring a range of distinguished international speakers, is now available. More details...
The EIP/V-Dem Workshop and APSA Short Course on "Expert indicators in the social sciences" will meet in the Marriott Philadelphia, 8.30am-7.00pm on 31 August 2016, before APSA.
The event is cosponsored with the Varieties of Democracy (V-DEM) project and EPOVB. It features session and papers discussing the pros and cons of expert-based indicators and whether a code practice is needed in this field. Participants are asked to register in advance. More details...
This report evaluates the quality of parliamentary and presidential elections held around the world. The latest release of the Perceptions of Electoral Integrity survey (PEI-4.0) gathers the views of over 2,000 experts and covers 180 national elections in 139 countries from 1 July 2012 to 30 December 2015.
The report highlights the key findings. You can download the electronic datasets at expert, election and country levels in Excel, Stata and SPSS formats. More details...
New analysis of the contemporary state of elections has recently been published by EIP fellows and staff in outlets such as The Conversation, LSE Blogs, HuffPost, and the Monkey Cage/Washington Post.
Commentary published in over 100 news articles and blogs uses EIP evidence to discuss contests in the United States, UK, Bulgaria, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Australia, Hungary, Canada, and many other countries. More details....