LEAP participates in a range of different coordination measures in order to ensure that all forms of electoral assistance provided complement each other, leading to improved results and a reduced risk of duplication. The coordination efforts bring all key actors in electoral assistance together with the aim of sharing information and joint management of external risks that may impact on the effectiveness of the electoral assistance. These goals are achieved through the Technical Working Group for Elections (TWGE).
The TWGE includes all actors engaged on the provision of electoral assistance, including donors and implementers, have the opportunity to meet regularly to ensure effective coordination of their work. This mechanism seeks to optimise the efficient use of resources and expertise, eliminates double allocation of funding and minimises potential differences among donors, implementing agencies and stakeholders. The meetings are held every month or as frequently as may become necessary. The work of the TWG is facilitated by UNDP.
In addition to the TWGE, broader international engagement in the election process is facilitated by regular Election Forums organised by the UN Special Coordinator’s Office for Lebanon (http://unscol.unmissions.org).