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

04 February 2016
Tim Power
In the third of WFD’s expert engagement series, Dr Tim Power of Oxford University talked to WFD about the tension that exists between political parties, the legislature and the executive in Brazil.
29 January 2016
We spoke to Green Party project coordinator Jess Northey about her party’s WFD-funded work with the East African Green Federation (EAGF).
28 January 2016
WFD CEO, Anthony Smith spoke at the Overseas Development Institute event, Europe in the world: promoting peace and security.
22 January 2016
Our Parliamentary Adviser, Victoria Hasson, explains her role writing context analyses for WFD – and some of the challenges she faces along the way.
18 January 2016
SDG 16
International Development Secretary Justine Greening has been engaging with MPs on the SDGs. Here's how WFD's work fits with Goal 16.