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Kosovo Early Assembly Elections 2021 Final Report and Recommendations: UK Election Expert Mission

2021-03-25T15:51:32+00:00March 25th, 2021|Elections|

On 14 February 2021, a snap election took place in Kosovo. The short timeframe for holding the elections, the political and judicial controversies that led to it, and Covid-19 meant that the electoral system was under pressure. Due to the pandemic, the presence of international observers was limited, and domestic observers were also forced to [...]

Connecting parliaments: Harnessing digital dividends to increase transparency and citizen engagement

2021-03-04T13:05:33+00:00March 4th, 2021|Open Parliament Documents, Parliamentary|

As part of Participation and Openness Week - or POW! - WFD is pleased to launch our new report in partnership with MySociety - 'Connecting Parliaments: Harnessing digital dividends to increase transparency and citizen engagement'. The overarching argument of this paper is that parliamentary digital transformation is a relatively underfunded area of work, but a [...]

Addressing the global emergency of shrinking civic space and how to reclaim it: A programming guide

2021-03-02T12:37:55+00:00March 2nd, 2021|Civil Society Space, Open Parliament Documents|

This paper, authored by Julia Keutgen, Senior Transparency Advisor WFD, and Sarah Dodsworth, University of Queensland, is being launched as part of WFD's Participation and Openness Week - or POW! Over the last 10 years an increasing number of governments have adopted new laws and practices that constrain civic space - the set of conditions [...]

Combatting Corruption Capably in Parliamentary Democracies

2021-03-18T13:46:09+00:00February 24th, 2021|Events, Financial oversight|

This session is being delivered as part of the OECD Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum 2021. The triangle interaction between parliamentary Public Accounts Committees, Supreme Audit Institutions and Anti-Corruption Agencies will be debated in this panel discussion, based on a review of the specific roles of these institutions in a parliamentary democracy in the context [...]

Case Study: Opening parliament to civil society in Kenya

2021-03-03T10:03:42+00:00February 23rd, 2021|Open Parliament, Open Parliament Documents|

WFD has been working with the parliament of Kenya to continue its journey to become more open and transparent. Many of the programme’s activities have inspired participants pursue these goals, such as the development of the Public Participation Bill, the creation of an Open Government Partnership committee with members ship from civil society as well [...]

Parliaments and peacebuilding: Evidence from research and programming

2021-02-11T10:16:59+00:00February 10th, 2021|Events, Parliamentary|

Parliaments have in general not been front and centre in peace-building theory and literature, and to speak about them in the context of peace-building remains exceptional. And yet the international community has long recognized a causal relationship between strong democratic domestic institutions and peace. The event, organized jointly by UNDP and the Westminster Foundation for [...]

The role of civic, social and political movements in Albania

2021-02-08T12:02:46+00:00February 8th, 2021|Events|

WFD Albania is pleased to invite you to a webinar to discuss the role of civic/social/political movements in the past, present and future. The title in Albanian is "Lëvizjet Qytetare në Shqipëri – në VendNumëro?" Based on the study commissioned by WFD Albania “Social (Civic) Movements in Albania: An Analysis on Citizens’ Perception and Movements [...]

Case Study: Pursuing openness and transparency at a local level in Nigeria

2021-03-03T09:41:08+00:00January 28th, 2021|Citizen engagement, Open Parliament Documents|

Programme Details Working with the parliament in Edo State, WFD has been supporting the adoption and implementation of the Open Government Partnership at a local level. This programme has practiced openness from the start, by inviting local civil society to participate in the development of the state action plan, and being jointly implemented by state [...]

It’s complicated: Parliament’s relationship with anti-corruption agencies in Indonesia, Pakistan, and the Maldives

2021-01-28T17:01:48+00:00January 28th, 2021|Financial oversight, Parliamentary|

Corruption has a negative effect on development, economic growth, and democracy. Independent Anti-Corruption Agencies (ACAs) are often recommended as the tool to curb corruption. However, the creation of such agencies is not a panacea to the scourge of corruption. In some instances, ACAs have been a disappointment and their effectiveness has been questioned. Their efficiency [...]