Washington, DC – “The International Republican Institute (IRI), the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) – development partners in the Consortium for Elections and Political Process Strengthening (CEPPS) – congratulate Gayle Smith on her confirmation by the United States Senate as Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
“Smith’s confirmation marks the culmination of a career dedicated to promoting peace and security, international development, and democracy and governance. At this critical juncture in global affairs, the CEPPS partners look forward to working with Administrator Smith to advance freedom, liberty and democratic governance around the world.”
Established in 1995, the Consortium for Elections and Political Process Strengthening pools the expertise of three premier international organizations dedicated to democratic development: the International Foundation for Electoral Systems, the International Republican Institute and the National Democratic Institute. With a 20-year track record, CEPPS is a leader in democracy, human rights and governance support, learning from experience, and adopting new approaches and tools based on the ever-evolving technological landscape.Top