Promoting Elections for the People of Libya

Photo: ©Iason Athanasiadis / UNSMIL, 2014
Status: Active
Duration: 2018 - 2020
Budget: US$ 14,096,617
Coverage: All of Libya
Beneficiaries: Libyan citizens
Focus Area: Democratic Governance and Peacebuilding
Project Manager:  Filip Warnants (
Project Document: Annex 1 – “Description of the Action”
Partners: High National Elections Commission (HNEC)

What is the project about?

Promoting Elections for the People of Libya (PEPOL) project is a three-year multi-donor basket fund which aims to improve the institutional capacity of the HNEC to prepare for and deliver credible elections in Libya, jointly implemented through an integrated UN team of electoral experts of UNDP and the United Nations Support Mission to Libya (UNSMIL).


PEPOL seeks to achieve the following objectives:

  • Support the HNEC in planning, preparing for and conducting national elections and out of country voting;
  • Develop the HNEC’s institutional and staff capacities and raise awareness on the requirements of electoral processes that are transparent, credible and promote inclusive participation;

What have we accomplished?

  • Assistance to the rehabilitation and security upgrade of HNEC’s new headquarters in Tripoli
  • Support to establishment of the HNEC’s electoral data center and ICT systems;
  • Support to the maintenance and upgrade of HNEC’s voter registration software system and its electoral results management system;
  • Support the strengthening of the Legal framework for elections;The HNEC institutional capacity improved through training of senior management and staff members;
  • Operational efficiency improved through the procurement of IT equipment including computers, servers and printers and software systems; procurement of 24 vehicles for use by the HNEC Commission and Field offices;
  • The HNEC capacity to plan and conduct future elections including the referendum has improved through advisory and technical support in areas such as election operations, asset management, procurement, election technology, out of country voting and election security.

Donors Contributions

Donor Contribution (US$)
European Union


Italy 2,056,210


The Netherlands








TOTAL 14,096,617


Funding Support by

Amount contributed


Delivery in previous fiscal year

2020 $1,053,023

2019 $4,590,775

2018 $3,575,731

2017 $0

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