WFD is now initiating the selection process for Long-Term Observer to Albania’s Parliamentary Elections on April 25th 2021. To be considered as a Long-Term Observer (LTO), you must be available over the following dates (indicative): Arrival in Tirana 24th March Departure from Tirana 2nd May As per recommendation from ODIHR, we will be only proposing [...]
From 1 - 5 March 2021, WFD will be marking Participation and Openness Week – or POW! The week is about celebrating the power of citizens and civil society to participate in democracy and share their thoughts about government and parliaments, their members and their staff.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a majority of countries worldwide have introduced severe restrictions to civic space. In some countries, governments have used the pandemic as an excuse to pass long-planned reforms to crack down on civic freedoms. These recent developments are a concern to citizens worldwide. What can parliaments around the world do [...]
While there can be tensions between democratization and development, these are so often overestimated that development practitioners compromise on democracy when in fact they should be insisting on it.
Following the events on Capitol Hill on 6th January, Devin O'Shaughnessy argues that US leaders can learn from other countries around the world on how to build a healthy, inclusive democracy.