Westminster Foundation for Democracy

Welcome to the Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD), the UK's leading democracy-building foundation.
  Established in 1992, WFD is an independent public body sponsored by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The organisation provides expertise in developing parliaments, political party structures and civil society organisations – the key institutions that make up a functioning democracy. Click here to read more about what we do, and click here to read about where we work.

Recent news

15 August 2014
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Funded by the European Union, the Foundation has a new parliamentary strengthening programme in Georgia. One of its main goals will be to forge stronger international relations between Georgia and key foreign parliaments and international organisations.
12 August 2014
Evelyn Maway
Evelyn Maway has been with WFD's Democratic Republic of Congo programme from the beginning, participating in training sessions on skills for engagement in political and civic life. As the programme draws to a close, Evelyn is preparing to run as a deputy in Province Orientale's provincial assembly.
11 August 2014
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Funded by the European Union, WFD has a new programme intended to protect the rights of women and girls in Uganda. The programme's goal is to strengthen the institutions that can uphold national and international laws prohibiting gender based violence.
08 August 2014
Tina Fahm has served as a governor on WFD's board for nine years. She will be standing down this month but before doing so she shared some thoughts, experiences and insights about her time with the Foundation.
04 August 2014
Gomolemo Motswaledi
The leader of Botswana's opposition Movement for Democracy party is reported to have been killed in a car accident. A partner of WFD, Gomolemo Motswaledi led the UK Liberal Democrats' sister party in Botswana.