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

16 April 2014
Supporting Democracy and Good Governance
'Supporting Democracy and Good Governance: WFD's parliamentary strengthening and civil society programmes' published.
10 April 2014
Front cover of Human Rights and Democracy Report
The Foreign Office's newly released report provides an overview of work in defending human rights and promoting democracy around the world.
08 April 2014
Hugh Robertson MP
Foreign Office Minister visits WFD's Morocco and Jordan programmes
26 March 2014
FCO logo
Westminster Foundation for Democracy provides evidence to the Foreign & Commonwealth Office on the Kurdistan region of Iraq.
20 March 2014
Wafa Bani Moustafa
A recently released video about WFD's work in MENA featuring interviews with programme head, Dina Melhem, Meg Munn MP and Wafa Bani Moustafa MP.