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Policy Paper on Gender Analysis and Post-Legislative Scrutiny

2020-03-20T15:08:46+00:00March 20th, 2020|WFD Request for Proposal|

WFD is seeking expert support to construct a policy paper on the integration of gender analysis and post-legislative scrutiny (PLS). This document will serve as a resource for WFD programmes working with legislative bodies and civil society actors to incorporate the application of intersectional evidence in assessments of the impact and outcomes of policy and [...]

Call for Research Proposals on the Effects and Results of the Youth Employment Programmes in Bosnia and Herzegovina

2020-03-20T15:11:11+00:00March 20th, 2020|WFD Request for Proposal|

WFD is seeking consultant(s) to conduct a comprehensive, empirical research on the effects and results of the youth employment programmes implemented in Bosnia and Herzegovina.  Please note: As ever, but especially during the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, our priority is to support our staff and safeguard those we work with. That is why we are [...]

Commonwealth Partnership for Democracy (CP4D) Final Evaluation

2020-03-19T10:04:24+00:00March 19th, 2020|WFD Request for Proposal|

The Advancing Inclusive and Accountable Democracy in the Commonwealth programme, re-named as the Commonwealth Partnership for Democracy (CP4D) led by Westminster Foundation for Democracy, is implemented in partnership with the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA), Commonwealth Parliamentary Association UK Branch (CPA-UK) and the Commonwealth Local Government Forum (CLGF). The programme is funded by a cross-government fund that is [...]

Inclusion and accountability should be high on the agenda at Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, Commonwealth partnership says

2020-03-03T16:29:16+00:00March 4th, 2020|Citizen engagement, CP4D, Democracy and Governance, Financial oversight, Human Rights, LGBT+ Political and Policy Leadership, Open Parliament, Persons with Disabilities’ Political and Policy Leadership, Women’s Political Leadership, Young People’s Leadership and Engagement|

Commonwealth organisations are hosting a three-day conference in London which begins today (4 March) which aims to put inclusion and accountability high on the agenda for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Rwanda in June 2020. Over the last two years the UK Government has helped advance inclusion and accountability across the Commonwealth [...]

High-level policy dialogue on democracy and development in Mozambique with His Excellency President Joaquim Chissano

2020-02-21T17:15:09+00:00February 21st, 2020|Uncategorized|

Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD), in partnership with Joaquim Chissano Foundation and the Institute of Governance, Peace and Leadership, conducted a High-Level Policy Dialogue on democracy development in Mozambique on 18 June 2019. The former President of the Republic of Mozambique, His Excellency Joaquim Chissano, was the patron of this High-Level Policy Dialogue on democracy [...]

Parliaments in Europe conducting Post-Legislative Scrutiny

2020-02-18T16:58:47+00:00February 18th, 2020|Democracy Matters, Parliaments, Post-Legislative Scrutiny|

As the involvement of parliaments in the ex–post stage of law making remains under-theorised, the Westminster Foundation for Democracy has just released a new publication, providing an analysis of the main rules, practices and trends on PLS in Europe, focusing on the experience of seven national parliaments: Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland and the [...]

Supporting more efficient and effective public spending in North Macedonia

2020-02-11T13:36:37+00:00February 11th, 2020|Financial oversight|

Being clear about how government allocates money to be spent – and on what – is one of the key aspects of modern democratic governance. Experience suggests that the best way to effectively manage public money is through having budgeting systems that are transparent, open to public involvement, and well-supervised by independent institutions. Empirical evidence [...]