Purpose and Impact of Reports

Purpose of Reports:

The purpose of FDA reports is to share objective and non-partisan findings and recommendations on electoral processes with the public and relevant stakeholders. The FDA sends its reports to stakeholders who have the political power or may have the political power in the future to make recommended reforms.

Impact of Reports:

Through objective and non-partisan research and audits, the FDA encourages relevant stakeholders to make necessary democratic reforms. In addition, the FDA informs and educates the public about democratic processes including areas that require reform. The public refers to the people (such as the populous of a particular country) which will be affected directly by the reforms, and the FDA’s international audience.

At the end of the day, all the FDA can do is present its findings and recommendations to the public and stakeholders, and hope that the stakeholders make the relevant reforms, and the public pressures these stakeholders to make the reforms.

To ensure accountability and transparency, the FDA identifies stakeholders that make position reforms and stakeholders that do not. The identification may take the form of a follow-up report and/or blog post.