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24 April 2015
George Kunnath
Westminster Foundation for Democracy plays a central role in strengthening overseas parliaments - including support to parliamentarians in navigating the challenging terrain of fiscal management. WFD's George Kunnath says that the age of austerity highlights the essential role that parliaments can and should play in public finance management. For more read his blog.
21 April 2015
gavel
How can parliaments best protect and promote human rights? This is the central question addressed by the recently published 'Parliaments and Human Rights' which examines parliamentary practices that can uphold national and international human rights laws.
26 March 2015
Harriet
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
Westminster
The UK government's response to the recent inquiry into the role of parliamentary strengthening has been 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
Anthony Smith strategy launch
WFD's strategic framework 2015-2020 launched in Parliament
11 March 2015
Westminster
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.
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
Westminster
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.