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12 February 2015
2015 is an important year for international development - one which will provide an historic opportunity to help define the contours of a new development landscape for the next fifteen years. WFD's chairman, Henry Bellingham MP, says that more emphasis than ever will be placed on democracy strengthening. For more read his blog.
27 January 2015
The International Development Committee has urged the UK government to play a greater role in strengthening overseas parliaments. A central recommendation of the committee's inquiry is that DFID should put parliaments and political parties at the heart of governance work.
21 January 2015
Kyrgyz hearings
As the Foundation's current Kyrgyzstan programme draws to a close in 2015 WFD's Nurgul Tilenbaeva in Bishkek provides this case study on one of its successes.
12 January 2015
Princess Basma January 2015
A WFD-backed coalition of MPs from the Middle East & North Africa has declared the establishment of an international day to highlight the issue of violence against women. The announcement was made by the coalition in Amman on 12 January: from now on the designated annual day.
07 January 2015
Pete Wishart
A member of WFD’s board of governors, Pete Wishart MP, says this year promises to be an exciting one, both for the Foundation and his party – the Scottish National Party.
29 December 2014
A panel debate organised by WFD and chaired by the BBC's parliamentary correspondent examined the role that parliamentary reporting can play in developing democracies.
05 December 2014
Anthony Smith 2014
In his blog 'The End of the Beginning - First Impressions in the Westminster Foundation for Democracy' Chief Executive, Anthony Smith reflects on his first three months in the job.
30 November 2014
As part of a process to develop future strategy and direction the Foundation brought together its governors, staff and a range of external experts to discuss the state of the international debate on democracy assistance.
29 November 2014
ALN GA 2014
The Africa Liberal Network has unanimously adopted a 12 point human rights framework at its largest ever general assembly in Morocco. Dubbed the 'Marrakesh Declaration' it commits members to outlaw discriminatory practices - including those against gender, race, ethnicity, religion and sexuality.
26 November 2014
WFD's Chief Executive, Anthony Smith, has given evidence to the International Development Select Committee for its inquiry into parliamentary strengthening. He said the Foundation could play a leading role in delivering more effective and coordinated parliamentary strengthening initiatives for the UK government.