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

02 July 2015
Anthony Smith 2014
As the millennium development goals approach their expiry Westminster Foundation for Democracy's Chief Executive, Anthony Smith, considers the significance attached to democratic accountability in the MDG replacements: the sustainable development goals. To read his blog click on more.
01 July 2015
The Foundation is further developing its democracy strengthening programme with the Kurdistan Parliament in Iraq. The KPI has identified the need for greater transparency and accountability - central goals of the programme.
23 June 2015
Westminster Foundation for Democracy would like to hear from MPs, former MPs, peers and former peers who might be interested in assisting in WFD's work with overseas parliaments and political parties in developing democracies.
21 June 2015
RCPP President
Now in its third year, one of WFD's partners in the Democratic Republic of Congo reflects on the impact of the Foundation's programme in his country.
05 June 2015
Jordanian Speaker
Following the success of WFD's first multi-year programme in Jordan, WFD will build on one of its essential achievements: the establishment of a parliamentary research centre. The goal of the new programme is to further develop an information service that will inform MPs in their key roles of legislation, oversight and representation.