By Anthony Smith, Chief Executive UK general election April brought us the news of a snap general election here in the UK on 8 June. As the leading organisation providing insight into the UK democratic experience this is a great opportunity for our friends and partners to witness our electoral process in action. The timing […]

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Kurdistan Regional Government unveils inclusive anti-corruption strategy

Corruption is a significant and persistent challenge in Iraq. The Transparency International corruption perceptions index puts Iraq 166th out of 175 countries, indicating a huge need to improve public sector financial management and tackle corruption. The security challenges that Iraq faces, including the threat of ISIS, have contributed to challenges to the nature and make-up of [...]
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UK MP’s constituency work inspires Ukrainian MPs to engage with public

“It  was extremely interesting and useful to learn more about how British MPs work in their constituencies”, says Yuri Levchenko, Member of Parliament in Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada (VRU) reflecting on his experience in the Westminster Foundation for Democracy exchange programme. By bringing together Ukrainian MPs with their UK counterparts, the programme aimed to motivate new […]

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Using evidence to deliver better services to the citizens of Kenya

Demographic data is key to effective, responsive and evidence-based legislation. Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) is supporting the Senate of Kenya develop new ways to collect county-level information which will help legislators decide where to improve public services. Kenya, which will hold a general election on 8 August, is currently going through a process of devolution [...]
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