“Kyrgyzstan,” says Akylbek Sarbagyshov, WFD’s Programme Manager in the country, “is an island of democracy in an authoritarian ocean” and it sums up what WFD does best: helping parties develop their capabilities in a parliamentary context.
Community of Practice launch: Appetite for better evidence base emerges in parliamentary strengthening debate
“Getting a parliament encased within a culture of parliamentarianism is the desirable goal,” constitutionalist Lord Norton of Louth told yesterday’s Community of Practice launch. “The question is how you achieve it.”
Graeme Ramshaw, WFD’s director of research and evaluation, writes about the thinking behind the Community of Practice launch.
As the world marks the United Nations’ International Day of Democracy, WFD staff describe how their recent experiences in the field have underlined to them the importance of democratic governance. Anthony Smith, Chief Executive, on the impact of terrorism in Tunisia: In March 2015 I was with Lord Steel in Tunisia, holding an induction programme […]
By helping local leaders and civil society organisations bring women together through the country’s first ever Women’s Parliament, Westminster Foundation for Democracy is helping gather momentum behind the campaign for real change.