May 2, 2014
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BRIDGE workshop on voter information in Madagascar

Twenty-three representatives from the Malagasy Electoral Commission

March 20, 2014
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Crossing the gender BRIDGE in Nigeria

World over, women have always been marginalized in decision making processes.

November 30, 2011

TtF Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria

Trainees will be assessed against a set of assessment criteria outlined for each learning outcome. It is a requirement of the accreditation program that trainees need […]
October 18, 2011

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October 18, 2011
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Electoral Observation

This is a central point for all information relating to the Electoral Observation module. The objectives of the Electoral Observation module are: To explore the principles […]
October 18, 2011
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Electoral Dispute Resolution

This is a central point for all information relating to the Electoral Dispute Resolution module. The objectives of the Electoral Dispute Resolution module are: To consider […]
October 18, 2011
GenderHQ

Gender and Elections

This is a central point for all information relating to the Gender & Elections module. The objectives of the Gender & Elections module are: To introduce […]
October 18, 2011
AccessHQ

Access to the Electoral Process

This is a central point for all information relating to the Access to the Electoral Process module. The objectives of the Access to the Electoral Process […]
October 18, 2011
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Political Financing

This is a central point for all information relating to the Political Financing module. The objectives of the Political Financing module are: To introduce the main […]
October 11, 2010
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BRIDGE workshop for MPs discuss quotas and reserved seats for Vanuatu

Countries of the Pacific region have the lowest levels of women’s representation in parliaments in the world.

August 4, 2010

Facilitator Category Accreditation Forms

The forms below are to be completed when a facilitator has gained enough experience to change their facilitator category. Semi Accredited Facilitator – Template: Template to Add Semi Accredited […]
May 21, 2010

What is the recommended salary of a BRIDGE facilitator?

The BRIDGE office does not intervene in the setting or negotiation of consultancy fees.  This is a matter which can only be determined between the facilitator […]
May 11, 2010
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BRIDGE Wins United Nations Public Service Award

BRIDGE has won the 2010 United Nations Public Service Award in the category "Improving the delivery of public services".

February 15, 2010

BRIDGE Work in Moldova

BRIDGE accrediting facilitators - There are currently two short-time assignments related to the BRIDGE Strategic and Financial Planning module course to be held in Moldova in early March.

December 9, 2009

BRIDGE has a new Website and Logo

In November the BRIDGE Office launched a new BRIDGE website.  Essentially this has meant that we have upgraded the Content Management System (CMS) that the site uses as well as changing the design of the site. 

December 9, 2009

Political Finance Module Development Update

Since 2007, with generous support from the United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF), IFES has been working on a project aimed at a broad-based, results-oriented dialogue on global standards and best practices in political finance.
November 30, 2009

Guide to Downloading Curriculum Files

Log in to the site (You must have registered to the website) Click the ‘Curriculum’ menu at the top of the homepage Click the ‘Curriculum Files’ […]
November 13, 2009

About BRIDGE

In December 1999, a group of prominent electoral experts from around the world met in Canberra, Australia to discuss the potential structure and content if a […]
September 17, 2009

Curriculum Files

Elections BRIDGE and DG BRIDGE Curriculum Files. To access the Elections BRIDGE curriculum you must be either a BRIDGE facilitator or employee of the BRIDGE Partner organisations. To […]
September 17, 2009

Overview of Curriculum

The BRIDGE Curriculum The BRIDGE curriculum is comprehensive, representing the most ambitious attempt ever undertaken to cover the spectrum of electoral processes and their effective administration. […]
September 17, 2009

Workshop Photos

Workshop Photos Please upload your BRIDGE photos here.
September 16, 2009

Forum Intro

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September 14, 2009

Events

BRIDGE Rule #1: All BRIDGE activities must be approved by the BRIDGE Partners. Approval is obtained through the BRIDGE Office. Therefore BRIDGE implementers must advise the […]
September 9, 2009

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September 9, 2009

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BRIDGE Project RSS Feed To subscribe to the BRIDGE Project news feed click here. What is RSS? RSS (Rich Site Summary) is a format for delivering […]
September 9, 2009

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September 8, 2009

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September 8, 2009

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September 8, 2009

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September 8, 2009

Welcome to BRIDGE

Welcome to BRIDGE – A Course in Electoral Processes BRIDGE stands for Building Resources in Democracy, Governance and Elections. It is a modular professional development program […]
September 3, 2009

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September 3, 2009

Overview

In December 1999, a group of prominent electoral experts from around the world met in Canberra, Australia to discuss the potential structure and contentof a short capacity-building program for electoral administrators. They were asked to reflect on everything which, with the benefit of hindsight, they wished they had known when starting work on their first election. The knowledge they identified formed the basis for what has become the BRIDGE curriculum.

September 3, 2009

How do I become a BRIDGE facilitator and what is the process for accreditation?

BRIDGE facilitators are usually identified as part of a greater BRIDGE program, and organisations will look to their own staff or within their networks for potential […]
September 3, 2009

What are the criteria for becoming a BRIDGE facilitator?

What are the criteria for becoming a BRIDGE facilitator?

September 2, 2009

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September 2, 2009

Curriculum

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September 2, 2009

Implementation

Guide for Organisations (1.5 Mb) & Implementation Manual (2.2 Mb) Learn more about how to Implement BRIDGE Read more >>click here
September 2, 2009

BRIDGE Forum

Discuss @ Bridge Forum click here
September 2, 2009

Events List

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September 2, 2009

Democracy and Governance BRIDGE (DG BRIDGE)

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August 31, 2009

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the process for becoming a BRIDGE facilitator? Accreditation to become a BRIDGE facilitator involves three steps: Participation in a BRIDGE workshop as a participant.  […]
August 18, 2009

Annex 1: BRIDGE Training Components

Module Workshops BRIDGE is the most comprehensive professional development curriculum available in election administration. It improves the skills, knowledge, and confidence both of election professionals and […]
August 18, 2009

Annex 9: Key Documents for Translation

Annex 9: Key Documents for Translation Whether translating BRIDGE before customisation and design, or translating an already customised program, it is essential to translate some documents […]
August 18, 2009

Annex 8: Criteria for Progression – Facilitator Categories

Annex 8: Criteria for Progression – Facilitator Categories Category Criteria for progression Semi-accredited To successfully complete the prerequisites to be considered a Semi-accredited Facilitator: Has attended […]
August 18, 2009

Annex 7: Summary of Facilitator Categories

Annex 7: Summary of Facilitator Categories   Semi-accredited Facilitator Workshop Facilitator Accrediting Facilitator Expert Facilitator Accreditation Semi-accredited Accredited Accredited Accredited Who accredits? An Accrediting or Expert […]
August 18, 2009

Annex 6: Post-workshop Evaluation Sheets

Annex 6: Post-workshop Evaluation Sheets Post-Workshop Evaluation Sheet for EMB’s (to be sent to EMB training contact officer approximately 6-8 weeks after the workshop) Your feedback […]
August 18, 2009

Annex 5: BRIDGE Evaluation Cycle

Annex 5: BRIDGE Evaluation Cycle Phase 1: Before the Workshop – Assessment     Trying to ascertain: Will the selected BRIDGE format (type of BRIDGE program/workshop) and […]
August 18, 2009

Annex 4: Potential Cost Items of a BRIDGE Program

Annex 4: Potential Cost Items of a BRIDGE Program Below is a list of possible costs to consider when planning a BRIDGE program.  Not all costs […]
August 18, 2009

Annex 2: Version 1 Curriculum Framework

Annex 2: Version 1 Curriculum Framework Module 1: An Introduction to Electoral Administration Module 6: Contestants Module 2: Electoral Systems Module 7: Preparation for the Electoral […]
August 18, 2009

Maintaining and Sustaining BRIDGE Programs

One of the key messages of this manual is to consider, plan and implement BRIDGE programs in a sustainable, meaningful manner. This section will summarise and […]
August 18, 2009

Transition: Reporting, Documenting and Updating BRIDGE

BRIDGE can be particularly useful and successful as a capacity development tool because it aims to systematically transfer ownership and responsibility for the conduct of BRIDGE […]
August 18, 2009

Evaluating BRIDGE

Although evaluation happens at the end of an event or program, it should have already been considered from the very first stages of planning.  2.5 Planning […]
August 18, 2009

Focus On: Progression in Facilitator Accreditation and Categories

In the early stages of BRIDGE, and leading up to the launch of Version 2 and the new Implementation Manual, the facilitator accreditation and progression process […]
August 18, 2009

Train the Facilitator (TtF) workshop

This workshop, which is integral to BRIDGE, uses a ‘train the trainer’ model.  The 10-day workshop is designed to give potential BRIDGE facilitators practical skills and […]
August 18, 2009

Facilitator categories

The facilitator category structure has been developed to provide a supportive framework in which facilitators can practise, improve and broaden their BRIDGE skills. The categories also […]
August 18, 2009

Facilitators in BRIDGE

Facilitators are key players in BRIDGE – the success of BRIDGE relies on the quality of its facilitators, and the use of the right facilitation teams. […]
August 18, 2009

Focus on: Training Units

The most sustainable way to use BRIDGE is to incorporate (and adapt) the resources, trained facilitators, and methodology into the training unit of a client organisation. […]
August 18, 2009

Communication Planning

Considering effective communication with all stakeholders is absolutely fundamental to a project’s success, the development of a communication plan is often among the first tasks to […]
August 17, 2009

Project Management Structure and Plan

The conduct of a BRIDGE project will typically require a significant investment of time, money and human resources from a range of stakeholders, including participants, EMBs, […]
August 17, 2009

Financial Planning & Formal Agreements

The completion of any project within its budget is a central objective of project management. Budgeting is the process of estimating as accurately as possible, against […]
August 17, 2009

Focus On: Showcasing BRIDGE

What is a BRIDGE showcase? BRIDGE uses the word ‘showcase’ to refer to the use of a specially customised BRIDGE workshop to demonstrate the BRIDGE methodology […]
August 17, 2009

Developing a program framework

Once the program objectives are in place and parameters identified, implementers can begin to look at the BRIDGE components and workshop sequencing to determine which are […]
August 17, 2009

Focus on: the Electoral Cycle

Understanding the election cycle and the operational capability of an EMB is critical to creating a strong program. In giving consideration to timing, the program organiser […]
August 17, 2009

Setting BRIDGE program objectives

The first task of a program implementing team is to determine the overall program aims and objectives, by asking ‘what are you hoping to achieve with […]
August 17, 2009

Implementing BRIDGE Programs – A Quick Look

A BRIDGE program should always be seen as a long-term capacity development effort, not a short-term quick-fix.  It should involve: identification of needs and broad objectives […]
August 17, 2009

BRIDGE as a Professional Development Tool

An election is the largest and most complex logistical operation that a country ever undertakes in peacetime. This is often not well understood, and indeed, the […]
August 17, 2009

Focus On: Rules of BRIDGE

BRIDGE is a Partnership.  This Partnership gives strength to BRIDGE, but at the same time it brings with it some obligations for the implementers and facilitators […]
August 17, 2009

The BRIDGE Partnership and Structure

  The BRIDGE partners are all committed to the following values: The spirit of collaboration and cooperation, and establishing a true partnership. Regular and honest communication […]
August 17, 2009

Explaining BRIDGE

1.1 Explaining BRIDGE BRIDGE stands for Building Resources in Democracy, Governance and Elections, a modular professional development program with a particular focus on electoral processes. BRIDGE […]
August 4, 2009

Overview of Modules

BRIDGE Version 2 comprises of three thematic groups: Electoral Architecture, Working with Electoral Stakeholders and Electoral Operations, and within these thematic groups there are 24 modules, […]

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