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

11 September 2014
Natalia Nikitenko
Kyrgyzstan's parliamentary committee on human rights is central to the Foundation's democracy strengthening programme. This week the chair of the committee, Natalia Nikitenko MP, who is in London as part of a delegation, spoke both about the committee and WFD's programme in Kyrgyzstan.
09 September 2014
The unanimous passage of a freedom of information bill by Mozambique’s parliament represents a landmark in efforts to compel the release of information in the public interest. WFD proved instrumental in supporting a freedom of information committee achieve the breakthrough.
03 September 2014
This month the Foundation begins a project designed to break new ground by bringing parliamentary and political party work together in a single programme. The joint programme is intended to achieve one of WFD’s central objectives: greater synergy between the two branches of the Foundation.
15 August 2014
EU logo
Funded by the European Union, the Foundation has a new parliamentary strengthening programme in Georgia. One of its main goals will be to forge stronger international relations between Georgia and key foreign parliaments and international organisations.
12 August 2014
Evelyn Maway
Evelyn Maway has been with WFD's Democratic Republic of Congo programme from the beginning, participating in training sessions on skills for engagement in political and civic life. As the programme draws to a close, Evelyn is preparing to run as a deputy in Province Orientale's provincial assembly.