Cost of elections in fragile states (GSDRC Helpdesk Research Report 1070)
This report examines how much national elections have cost per capita in fragile states since 2000
Please provide a comparison of how much national elections (Presidential and Parliamentary) have cost per capita in fragile states since 2000.
There is limited literature available on this topic. A lot of the information that is available only provides the cost of certain elements of the election, mainly in relation to voter registration. In addition, there appear to be inconsistencies in the costings provided by the available sources.
The most comprehensive source currently available is “CORE: A Global Survey on the Cost of Registration and Elections”, produced by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES). It is a guide to election processes relating to registration and cost of elections around the world, including examples from conflict-affected and fragile states.
The report includes case studies of Afghanistan, Cambodia, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti, Iraq, Libya and Sierra Leone.
Rohwerder, B. Cost of elections in fragile states (GSDRC Helpdesk Research Report 1070). Governance and Social Development Resource Centre, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK (2014) 8 pp.