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 would like to subscribe to our Newsletter click here.   

Recent news

27 March 2015
Sir Jim Spicer
Staff at WFD were saddened to hear of the death of Sir Jim Spicer - one of the founders of WFD and its first chairman between 1992-1997.
26 March 2015
The UK Liberal Democrats have been working with their sister party in Serbia for three years, developing party structures to support young people, women and minority rights. Now the party has established a human rights council with a specific focus on LGBT. For more read this blog by the UK Liberal Democrats international projects officer, Harriet Shone.
19 March 2015
This week the UK government's response to the recent inquiry into the role of parliamentary strengthening is published. It fully endorses WFD's position that by working together a network of organisations can offer an unrivalled source of expertise in the field of parliamentary strengthening and governance.
11 March 2015
WFD has published its strategic framework for the next five years - establishing a vision of legitimate, multi-party, representative overseas democracies that serve citizens in developing and transition countries. For an executive summary and the full publication please click on more.
11 March 2015
Anthony Smith strategy launch
WFD's strategic framework 2015-2020 launched in Parliament