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

22 September 2014
Laura Johansen
A representative of the British Embassy in DRC accompanied WFD to Kisangani to witness at first hand the impact of the Foundation's programme, 'Supporting democracy development in Province Orientale.'
19 September 2014
Princess Basma
Princess Basma of Jordan has agreed to act as the honorary chairwoman and president of a WFD-backed coalition of Arab MPs to combat domestic violence against women. The coalition which has rapidly developed momentum is now comprised of MPs from eleven MENA countries.
11 September 2014
Natalia Nikitenko
Kyrgyzstan's parliamentary committee on human rights is central to the Foundation's democracy strengthening programme. The chair of the committee, Natalia Nikitenko MP spoke to WFD both about the committee and the Kyrgyzstan programme.
09 September 2014
The unanimous passage of a freedom of information bill by Mozambique’s parliament represents a landmark in efforts to compel the release of information in the public interest. WFD proved instrumental in supporting a freedom of information committee achieve the breakthrough.
03 September 2014
This month the Foundation begins a project designed to break new ground by bringing parliamentary and political party work together in a single programme. The joint programme is intended to achieve one of WFD’s central objectives: greater synergy between the two branches of the Foundation.