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

29 May 2015
EU logo
Westminster Foundation for Democracy has begun recruiting British observers for European Union election missions. This follows the award by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of a contract to recruit and train British election observers.
20 May 2015
Clive Alderton
WFD has been granted funding by the FCO's Arab Partnership Fund to continue its democracy building work with the Moroccan Parliament. Central to the new programme will be implementation of democratic reforms in Morocco's constitution.
05 May 2015
'Supporting Democracy and Good Governance' provides a summary of Westminster Foundation for Democracy's parliamentary strengthening and civil society programmes for the period 2012-2015.
24 April 2015
George Kunnath
Westminster Foundation for Democracy plays a central role in strengthening overseas parliaments - including support to parliamentarians in navigating the challenging terrain of fiscal management. WFD's George Kunnath says that the age of austerity highlights the essential role that parliaments can and should play in public finance management. For more read his blog.
21 April 2015
How can parliaments best protect and promote human rights? This is the central question addressed by the recently published 'Parliaments and Human Rights' which examines parliamentary practices that can uphold national and international human rights laws.