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

06 August 2015
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Following the decision of the EU Commission to deploy a European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) to Tanzania, WFD is initiating the selection procedure for Long-Term and Short-Term Observers to observe the country's upcoming General Elections.
29 July 2015
The Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) is looking for someone to join the Board as an independent governor to work alongside three other independent members and six governors who derive from the political parties.
17 July 2015
Jeffrey Donaldson MP, WFD's new governor has been speaking about what he and his party - the Democratic Unionists - hope to bring to the work of the Foundation.
14 July 2015
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Pending the final decision of the High Representative/Vice President of the EU Commission to deploy European Union Election Observation Missions (EU EOMs) to Myanmar, Guinea and Burkina Faso, WFD is initiating the selection procedure for Long-Term and Short-Term Observers.
10 July 2015
Uganda womens parl
The first women's parliament in Uganda has assembled in Kampala - fulfilling one of the central objectives of WFD's programme. The convening of the women's parliament brought together MPs with civil society, academia and women from across Uganda.