Department of Electoral Cooperation and Observation



The Department (DECO)

The Department of Electoral Cooperation and Observation develops and maintains a permanent, professional service of electoral observation and technical assistance for the OAS member countries, based on its ongoing efforts to improve and strengthen procedures and practices in this field.

The department conducts analysis and applied research activities and organizes discussion forums designed to help continuously improve the region’s electoral institutions and processes, foster democratic elections, and strengthen citizen participation.

The OAS/DECO is composed of sections that focus on Electoral Technical Cooperation, Electoral Observation and Electoral Studies and Projects.