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27 March 2015
Sir Jim Spicer
Staff at WFD were saddened to hear of the death of Sir Jim Spicer - one of the founders of WFD and its first chairman between 1992-1997.
26 March 2015
The UK Liberal Democrats have been working with their sister party in Serbia for three years, developing party structures to support young people, women and minority rights. Now the party has established a human rights council with a specific focus on LGBT. For more read this blog by the UK Liberal Democrats international projects officer, Harriet Shone.
19 March 2015
This week the UK government's response to the recent inquiry into the role of parliamentary strengthening is published. It fully endorses WFD's position that by working together a network of organisations can offer an unrivalled source of expertise in the field of parliamentary strengthening and governance.
11 March 2015
WFD has published its strategic framework for the next five years - establishing a vision of legitimate, multi-party, representative overseas democracies that serve citizens in developing and transition countries. For an executive summary and the full publication please click on more.
11 March 2015
Anthony Smith strategy launch
WFD's strategic framework 2015-2020 launched in Parliament
10 March 2015
FCO report
The Foreign Office Annual Report on global human rights in the year 2014 has been published. It sets out the UK's approach to democracy strengthening, including work carried out by the Westminster Foundation for Democracy.
06 March 2015
Ali Imran
As WFD's 'Deepening democratic engagement in Punjab' programme draws to a close, Ali Imran reflects on how far it succeeded in meeting one of its principal goals, namely improving parliamentary performance. Read his blog from Lahore.
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.