Governance Institutions and Political Processes

EISA's Governance Institutions and Political Processes (GIPPS) programme was formed in in January 2017 through the merger of the APRM and Political Parties units.

Election violence and election observation data

EISA in partnership with the University of Michigan and the University of Witwatersrand (Wits) is working to enhance the utility of data collected by election observation groups through the refinement of election observation methodology.

Political Parties capacity building workshop in South Africa

Political parties support

EISA's political parties support programme contributes to an open, inclusive and democratic political system. These interventions are located in three thematic areas, applied research, capacity building and training, and academic research, analysis and publishing.

Past activities:


The election violence and election observation data project is supported by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

Political party work is funded by an array of donors through the budgets of the various field offices and are acknowledged there. In addition mention should be made of the following donor funding support: