The mission of the Institute for Democracy and Electoral Studies is both national and regional in scope.  Nationally, the mission is threefold: 1) to provide Jordanian electoral practitioners (such as the Independent Electoral Commission) and parliamentarians with electoral policy guidance through research, consultations, studies, and workshops; 2) to develop an open source library of reports, information, and data about the Jordanian electoral process; and 3) to offer opportunities for practitioners and students to participate in electoral fellowships and studies with Election Management Bodies (EMBs) and international organizations.  Regionally, the Institute serves as a research hub for EMBs, parliaments, and other universities on democracy and electoral policy and practice as well as serving as the on-going secretariat for a regional association of election officials.