Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) is the UK public body dedicated to supporting democracy around the world. WFD works with parliaments, political parties, and civil society groups as well as on elections to help make countries’ political systems fairer and more inclusive, accountable and transparent.
WFD’s initiatives include: helping protect women from violence in the Middle East, making politics more inclusive in Africa, consolidating democratic institutions in Asia and building trust in democracy across the Western Balkans. WFD currently operates in 38 countries.
On behalf of the United Kingdom, WFD recruits international election observers.
Over 25 years after its establishment, WFD fields nearly 150 staff in offices in more than 30 countries spanning from Caracas to Vientiane.
WFD is a member of the European Partnership for Democracy (EPD), the umbrella organisation for European democracy assistance organisations.