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

26 June 2014
Margaret Hodge June 2014
Members of Morocco’s newly established public accounts committee have been visiting parliament in Westminster where they discussed the committee's work with Margaret Hodge and other MPs.
25 June 2014
Jordanian Speaker
Officially opened by the Speaker, Atef Al Tarawneh, the Jordanian Parliament has a new research centre. The establishment of the centre marks the achievement of one of WFD's central objectives in its Jordan programme.
12 June 2014
Henry Bellingham, MP
WFD’s Chairman, Henry Bellingham MP, has visited the Moroccan parliament where he heard about the Foundation's work with MPs and committees. He says WFD's role has proved critical in supporting Morocco's emergence as a more democratic and stable country.
11 June 2014
Dorian Gerhold
The Kurdistan Parliament of Iraq’s new intake of MPs has completed orientation training – the first course of its kind in the parliament’s history.
04 June 2014
Kenyan flag
WFD’s devolution programme in Kenya is close to achieving its main goal - the establishment of a public finance model that can be applied country-wide. Established in 2012 this three year programme is drawing toward completion having succeeded in its mission to assist ten county assemblies meet their public finance duties.