International Foundation for Election Systems
Web-enabled Proprietary Database
IFES' envisioned a Web-based Consultant Information System that would build and maintain a database of 25,000 consultants. Consultants would register their profiles remotely. IFES personnel would evaluate and accept/reject consultants for the database. This database would then be available to central and remote IFES program managers who connect a country's election needs to a registered consultant with optimum credentials and availability.
- The system builds an extensive profile
in the database for each consultant, including contact information,
availability, education, languages spoken, work history, country
and regional experience, special skills, etc.
browsing of existing orders for delivery, and collects the appropriate
maps and analyses for each subscriber.
consultants log onto the IFES Website and enter information on-line.
This information moves to a staging area where it is by IFES' staff.
Upon approval, the information is added to the on-line database.
types of users have varying degrees of access to the database.
Access and modification privileges are tightly controlled by
System Administration functions.
- All users with access to the
database have powerful searching tools, standard reports, and
on-demand reports that quickly help find matches between election
needs and available qualified consultants.
- The Consultant Information System replaced the existing non-electronic approach
that was generating masses of paperwork and creating unacceptable bottlenecks
in responding to election needs.
The International Federation of Election Systems
(IFES) organizes international consultants to support third world
countries with promoting democracy, and serves as a clearinghouse
on democratic development including elections, rule of law, governance,
and civil society. IFES is a not-for-profit organization principally
funded by the US Department of State. - For more information, visit www.ifes.com.