Our Parliamentary Adviser, Victoria Hasson, explains her role writing context analyses for WFD – and some of the challenges she faces along the way.
As the dust settles on the post-2015 sustainable development goals, International Development Secretary Justine Greening has made clear her belief that the British contribution to achieving them means looking for support from beyond her department.
George Kunnath, WFD’s Regional Director for Europe and Africa, writes about increased global momentum to tackle corruption and how new leaders can harness this capacity for change.
Dominic Howell was one of the WFD election observers seconded to the EU Election Observation Mission in October 2015 for Tanzania’s presidential, parliamentary and council elections. He’s written to us about his experiences there and what drives him to work as an election observer.
All parliaments rely on the presence of a strong, robust opposition which is capable of challenging the government. Prof Cheeseman’s findings show that under presidential coalitions, the odds are you’re less likely to encounter this.
“The Georgian people very much know what human rights issues are, because they feel it.”
Democracy is about consensus-building, inclusiveness and participation. They’re great principles that unite the British and Ghanaian views of what a Parliament should be – and a great starting point for renewed cooperation.