Who we are
The NEEDS project is run by a consortium of organisations with expertise in the field of elections, good governance, public information, domestic observation, security and logistics. The lead organisation is the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA), joined in the consortium by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), EISA-Promoting Credible Elections and Democratic Governance in Africa (EISA), the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights through its Centre for Electoral Promotion and Assistance (IIDH CAPEL) and Internews Europe.
International IDEA is the sole inter-governmental organisation whose purpose is to stregnthen sustainable democratic processes worldwide through comparative knowledge resources, assisting in reform and influencing policies and politics. International IDEA has over twelve years expertise in providing assistance and knowledge ... read more
International Organisation for Migration, Established in 1951, IOM is an international organisation with 125 member states and a further 94 observers, including 18 states and 76 global and regional IGOs and NGOs. IOM has approximately 5,600 staff and currently over 1,700 ongoing projects. The structure of IOM is highly ... read more
EISA, formerly known as the Electoral Institute of Southern Africa, is an NGO established in 1996 and based in Johannesburg, South Africa, with field offices in Kinshasa, DRC, Antananarivo Madagascar and Maputo, and Mozambique, with a total of 53 permanent staff. Over the past 12 years EISA has built an internationally recognised ... read more
IIDH-CAPEL, a unique sui generis international NGO, was established in San José, Costa Rica, under an Agreement between the Government of Costa Rica and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights that allowed the Institute complete independence from other regional players and influence. IIDH-CAPEL brings to the project its ... read more
Internews lies at the nexus of a group of European organisations working on democracy, freedom of expression and the development of independent and tolerant media in their own countries and abroad. Internews maintains ties with such organisations as Article XIX in UK, Reporter sans Frontières in France, IFIAS in Belgium ... read more