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. If you are an MP, former MP or peer and would like to get involved write to MPs.register@wfd.org.  If you would like to subscribe to our Newsletter click here.   

Recent news

25 November 2015
Uganda women gender article CROP
To mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women we shine the spotlight on our programmes that encourage women to be at the heart of the decision making process.
24 November 2015
Ukraine MoU 3
Ukraine's parliamentarians need financial expertise at their fingertips as they face tough questions about their country's economic future. WFD can help provide it – and is set to get to work after our staff and partners put pen to paper last week.
20 November 2015
EALA 5.5
WFD's head of communications, Alex Stevenson, headed to Arusha to develop a social media strategy for the East African Legislative Assembly.
17 November 2015
This January WFD is running a training session on election observation methodology - to learn more about key election observation principles, sign up now!
16 November 2015
Anthony Smith 2014
WFD CEO Anthony Smith reports back from the World Movement for Democracy Eighth Global Assembly in Seoul where the relationship between democracy and civil society was a hot topic