Social media in East Africa: Connecting citizens with lawmakers

Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and other popular social media sites are steadily gathering growing audiences in East Africa. That poses a big challenge to parliaments in the region – and an opportunity, too… WFD’s currently working with the East African Community in Arusha, Tanzania, to boost the communications and outreach capacity of the East African Legislative […]

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Seoul report: How to respond to the global ‘rollback’ of democracy

On his return from the World Movement for Democracy’s Eighth Global Assembly in Seoul, Anthony Smith has written an article published on devex.com reflecting on the shrinking space for civil society and the ramifications of a new anti-democratic conceptual framework. “This framework interprets good governance as effective management, not democratic accountability,” he writes. “It suggests […]

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WFD and National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia launch new Parliamentary Budget Office

Serbian MPs’ ability to scrutinise public spending will be boosted from today by the launch of a Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO). The new body is the result of a longstanding collaboration between the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia (NARS) and the Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) on parliamentary strengthening work across the Western […]

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