Strengthening democracy around the world

Strengthening democracy around the world

Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) is the UK public body dedicated to strengthening democracy around the world. For more than 30 years we have actively helped democracies to grow stronger, so that freedom and prosperity can flourish. We help solve problems of democracy so that democracies can address challenges that people face around the world – from climate change to corruption.

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Themes we work on

We are supporting parliaments to check how governments spend public money and assess the impact of legislation.

We support electoral integrity, by encouraging reforms that contribute to free and fair elections and organising election observation.

Our environmental democracy programmes help bring about the action needed to address climate change.

Our work on inclusion focuses on the political participation and leadership of young people, LGBT+ people, and persons with disabilities.

We help to open up access to decision-making, from helping parliaments speak to citizens to advising on citizens' assemblies.

We support women leaders to fully and equally participate in decision-making, an essential step in bringing about better outcomes for everyone - including women and girls.