Research in 2016: Taking the challenge head-on

Graeme Ramshaw, WFD Director of Research and Evaluation, outlines WFD’s plans for expanding its research and learning in response to calls for better evidence on parliamentary and political party strengthening. Though the context for democracy assistance remains challenging, he is certain our initiatives will contribute to generating substantive knowledge on this topic.

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WFD shares tricks of the trade with UK election observers

The best election observers, according to one of WFD’s trained and recruited observers, "are the ones who believe in the work that they do". We couldn’t agree more. WFD aims to recruit observers who see elections as the basis for legitimate governments, and want to strengthen this process. Election observation rests on a respect for [...]
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