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

05 December 2014
Anthony Smith 2014
In his blog 'The End of the Beginning - First Impressions in the Westminster Foundation for Democracy' Chief Executive, Anthony Smith reflects on his first three months in the job.
02 December 2014
Punjab delegation
As part of the 'Deepening democratic engagement in the province of Punjab' programme, WFD organised a visit by Pakistani women MPs to meet their Jordanian counterparts in Amman.
29 November 2014
ALN GA 2014
The Africa Liberal Network has unanimously adopted a 12 point human rights framework at its largest ever general assembly in Morocco. Dubbed the 'Marrakesh Declaration' it commits members to outlaw discriminatory practices - including those against gender, race, ethnicity, religion and sexuality.
26 November 2014
WFD's Chief Executive, Anthony Smith, has given evidence to the International Development Select Committee for its inquiry into parliamentary strengthening. He said the Foundation could play a leading role in delivering more effective and coordinated parliamentary strengthening initiatives for the UK government.
13 November 2014
Maja Gojkovic
The Speaker of Serbia's National Assembly confirmed that WFD will help to found a budget office in Belgrade. Maja Gojkovic says the move will strengthen democratic processes by enabling Serbian MPs to exercise greater scrutiny in the use of public money.