By mid-2016 Westminster Foundation for Democracy will have established parliamentary strengthening programmes in 22 countries and, with the UK parties, political party programmes in over 40 countries in Eastern Europe, MENA, Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean.
WFD operates in a wide range of countries and faces different challenges in each. Our belief is that it’s possible to make substantive improvements even in very challenging circumstances. Rather than engaging in large, one-size-fits-all programmes with expensive components, WFD’s context analysis allows us to tailor bespoke programmes which make small but significant improvements to that country’s governance – and pave the way for bigger changes.
The bulk of our work is divided among the four regions listed below. We are also developing programmes for the Latin America and Caribbean region, including a Venezuela programme offering support to the National Assembly.