Monthly Archives: April 2017

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Using evidence to deliver better services to the citizens of Kenya

2018-08-08T11:29:48+00:00April 26th, 2017|Kenya, Parliamentary, Sub-Saharan Africa|

Demographic data is essential for 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 [...]

Kurdistan Regional Government unveils inclusive anti-corruption strategy

2018-04-10T11:25:17+00:00April 26th, 2017|Iraq, MENA|

Corruption is a significant and persistent challenge in Iraq. Transparency International's 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 [...]

Helping women run for office in upcoming Sri Lanka local elections

2018-08-09T11:06:52+00:00April 26th, 2017|Asia, Sri Lanka, Women’s Political Leadership|

“I had heard about the new women quota for elections but had little knowledge on how local government operates and the opportunities for public involvement”, says Ms. Jeeva Nishanthini, a 26-year-old local Tamil resident from the Nuwara Eliya district, Central Province of Sri Lanka. Between October 2016 and March 2017, Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD), [...]

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