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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Over 30 stakeholders gathered in Lebanon to tackle the discriminatory penal code that allows rapists to avoid prosecution by marrying women.
What does it mean to be a woman politician in Bosnia and Herzegovina? That was the question being discussed at the University of Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina by a panel of four experienced women engaged in politics and public life. The 21 October event was organised by Westminster Foundation for Democracy as part of […]
“All western governments and agencies like WFD realise we need to take this search for democratic variation more seriously. The challenge is to understand what that means in practice.”
Following last Friday’s Nobel Peace Prize announcement to the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet, WFD’s Dina Melhem has been reflecting on the impact the award can have across the Middle East and North Africa region.
Gender equality was central to the sustainable development framework discussed last month in New York. It’s an issue at the heart of WFD’s activities, too, as our work in Bosnia and Herzegovina shows.
Nejib Jeridi, WFD’s Country Representative in Tunisia, was interviewed by BBC Radio 4’s The World At One programme.
Graeme Ramshaw, WFD’s Director of Research and Evaluation, describes how our new approach to M&E finds space for flexibility within the confines of the DFID logframe.