Electoral Security Threat Assessment 


The Electoral Security Threat Assessment (ESTA) is a  project’s stakeholder mapping activity with the potential to monitor lurking localised conflicts or external threats from border areas and more around the electoral and political scenario of a given country. The ESTA is a constant security mapping that seeks to engage on non-committal terms with the “supply-side” of the security sector, including various institutional actors.

In the framework of the ESTA, monthly reports will be produced and shared with project beneficiaries, using the heat map as well as interrelationship diagram to add details of behind threats identified with frequent monitoring of shifts in positions etc. The ESTA is conducted on a monthly basis and reports are made available to the project beneficiaries, other relevant electoral stakeholders as well as other implementing organisations and the contracting authority.

The ESTA is used to inform targeted activities implemented by the project and generates a hot-spot map allowing also the mapping of conflicts that are not bound to a geographical area and monitoring triggers in the electoral-political process mindful of escalation points