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Recommendations for Electoral Reform in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

This white paper analyzes the DRC context and best practices on electoral reform efforts on the African continent and seeks to prioritize reforms. Furthermore, it lays out various processes through which these reforms can advance. In terms of processes, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) presents a number of considerations and recommendations, according to the following categories: a) initiative for reform; b) timing of reform; c) mandate and scope of reform; d) forum and responsible body for reform; e) inclusiveness and role of the election management body (EMB); and f) transparency.