Statistician in election observation missions
Karolina Riedel is a statistician and member of the FBA’s resource pool for election observation missions. She regularly travels to countries where elections are being held in order to compile reports from the observers. It is important in order to get an overall picture of the fairness of an election.
FBA is tasked with recruitment, training and secondment of personnel to the international election observation missions in which Sweden participates. FBA seconds Swedish personnel to approximately 20 election observation missions held by the EU or OSCE each year. The election observation missions are often quickly established. In order for the FBA to be able to contribute to the missions by deploying personnel with short notice, FBA has a resource pool with qualified staff available. The pool consists of short-term and long-term observers, and statisticians like Karolina.