EC-UNDP Joint Task Force
on Electoral Assistance


have partnered in more than 50 countries and nearly 200 projects to provide technical assistance in the field of elections.

Jointly, we strive to provide effective and sustainable support to establish and reinforce democratic institutions and processes world-wide.

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electoral assistance projects on which EU-UNDP have jointly worked
countries in which the EU and UNDP have provided joint electoral assistance

billion € allocated by the EU towards joint electoral assistance projects

Where we currently work

ZIMBABWE Zimbabwe Electoral Commission Capacity Building Project (ZIM-ECO) EU Contribution: €5,590,000 Start: 01.09.16 / End: 30.08.20 (click to visit project website) TUNISIA Tunisian Electoral Assistance Project (TEAP) EU Contribution: €2.000.000 Start: 01.07.19 / End: 30.06.21 SOMALIA UNDP/UNSOM Joint Programme for the Support to the Electoral Process in the Federal Republic of Somalia EU Contribution: €4,300,000 Start: 21.11.15 / End: 31.12.2019 (click to visit project website) NEPAL Electoral Support Project-Institutional Strengthening and Professional Development Support for the Election Commission of Nepal (ESP) EU Contribution: €1,005,000 Start: 12.01.12 / End: 28.06.20 (click to visit project website) MALAWI Support to the 2015-2017 Electoral Cycle EU Contribution: €5,250,000 Start: 23.06.15 / End: 10.04.2020 (click to visit project website) LIBYA Promoting Elections for the People of Lybia (PEPOL) EU Contribution: €5.000.000 Start: 01.11.17 / End: 01.11.20 (click to visit project website) LIBERIA Support to the Liberian Electoral Cycle EU Contribution: €10,000,000 Start: 01.06.15 / End: 31.05.19 (click to visit project website) LEBANON Support to Electoral Reform and Democratic Participation in Lebanon EU Contribution: € 3,000,000.00 Start: 01.01.20 / End: 31.12.23 (click to visit project website) CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC Projet d'Appui au Processus électoral en République Centrafricaine(PAPEC 2019-2022) EU Contribution: €15,000,000 Start: 09.19 / End: 12.21 AFGHANISTAN UN Electoral Support Project (UNESP) EU Contribution: €15,500,000 Start: 29.12.15 / End: 31.12.19

What we do

  • Assisting UNDP Country Offices and EU Delegations in formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, as well as in drafting of the narrative and financial reporting.
  • Establishing and maintaining dedicated websites for all EC-UNDP joint electoral assistance projects, and organizing kick-off trainings at the inception of each project.
  • Organizing high-level conferences, workshops and trainings on election-related issues in order to share best practices and lessons learnt.
  • Producing several publications and e-learnings on elections.
  • Serving as an early warning mechanism for the partnership, maintaining close contacts with the EU Delegations, UNDP Country Offices, regional hubs and headquarters to identify any potential issues and addressing them as early and effectively as possible.
“Our colleagues from UNDP are doing really a great job so that everything is in place for the election day” Piotr Switalski, Ambassador and Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia (on the parliamentary elections in Armenia)

“The friends of Guinea, especially UNDP and the partners […] spare no efforts for democracy”
Adboulaye Koman,
Acting chairman of the Court of First Instance,

24 November 2020

On 23 November, the United Nations Development Program, UNDP has donated 19 modern touch screen rugged laptops to the National Elections Commission (NEC) for use by the Magistrates Offices in the counties. The laptops are to facilitate communication between the Headquarters and the field, and subsequently towards the electoral stakeholders. UNDP Chief Electoral Adviser underlined the importance of timely, transparent, open, and honest communication, especially during election date and tabulation of the results.

23 October 2020

The Ambassador of France, Jean Marc Grosgurin, announces in the Steering Committee of the UNDP electoral assistance project (Projet d’Appui au Processus Electoral en République Centrafricaine, PAPEC) that France is taking charge of the purchase and installation of a second mirror server (‘back up’) to safeguard the data collected by the National Elections Authority.

24 November 2020

The Electoral Observation Mission of the European Union presented its final report to Tribunal Electoral Departamental Santa Cruz. The meeting was facilitated by UNDP.

20 November 2020

In Abidjan, the Independent Electoral Commission of Côte d’Ivoire & UNDP Côte d’Ivoire 🇨🇮 organized an evaluation workshop to assess the electoral early warning and early response system, aiming at identifying corrective measures for the upcoming legislative elections.

17 November 2020 In Burkina Faso, the European Union has contributed 9 million euros to the ‘Projet d’appui aux Processus Electoraux 2020-2021 au Burkina Faso basket fund. The project aims at strengthening democracy through credible, transparent and inclusive elections.  

9 – 10 November 2020 The first in a series of capacity-building workshops on human rights monitoring during the elections was held in Ouagadougou, organized by the National Human Rights Commission (CNDH).
This capacity-building exercise aimed to sensitize and train monitors on human rights issues during elections and on monitoring techniques in high-risk security zones.
Training will be provided to 237 monitors in the 7 most sensitive regions of Burkina Faso.
These workshops are organized by the UNDP’s Project to Support the Electoral Process in Burkina Faso (PAPE), financed by the European Union, Switzerland, Germany, Sweden and Denmark.

31 October 2020

In Côte d’Ivoire, on election day, UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General Mohamed Ibn Chambas visited the electoral violence early warning and early response system of the Independent Electoral Commission, developed and supported by the JTF UNDP Côte d’Ivoire

20 October 2020

The Democracy Strengthening in Zambia (DSZ) project was officially launched on 20 October 2020 at Premier Sarova Nakhumath Hotel in Lusaka. The event was graced by the Minister of Justice Mr. Given Lubinda, the UNDP Resident Representative, Mr. Lionel Laurens, the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Zambia, Judge Esau Chulu, among others. About 120 people attended the event – both virtual and face-to-face – and these included the First Deputy Speaker Mrs. Catharine Namugala and the Ambassadors (or Representatives) of Germany, Ireland, EU, Japan and Sweden who are funding the DSZ. The latter used the occasion to pledge their respective financial donations to the project, with the EU Ambassador His Excellency Jacek Jankowski on behalf of all project donors presenting a dummy cheque worth USD 10, 272, 990 to the UNDP Resident Representative, Mr. Lionel Laurens.

14 October 2020

In Central African Republic, the National Electoral Authority (French acronym A.N.E.) finally published on Wednesday 14 October, with the support of the UNDP CAR Election Support Project (PAPEC), the provisional voters’ lists in the capital as well as in the rest of the country. In the enrolment centres, some voters did not see their names on the lists posted by ANE or noticed they were incorrectly transcribed. Corrections are performed at the Data treatment Center.

20 September 2020

In Somalia, staff of the National Independent Electoral Commission (NIEC) participated to a virtual training session on monitoring and evaluation. 

This was conducted by UNDP monitoring and evaluation specialists and Integrated Electoral Support Group (IESG) capacity training officers