This guide provides decision-makers with an introduction to concepts of deliberative democracy, good practices and some lessons learned.
Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) is the UK public body dedicated to strengthening democracy around the world. This includes electoral processes. We recruit, train and deploy election observers to undertake long and short-term observations around the world. We also recruit observers on behalf of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). We are [...]
In the financial year April 2020 to March 2021, WFD implemented 74 programmes to strengthen democracy across 43 countries. Our Annual Report and Accounts for the period was laid in Parliament on 21 July 2021. It shows how our work shone a light on the links between the pandemic response and democracy, supported the response [...]
This Gap Analysis examines a wide variety of laws and policies in Sri Lanka to demonstrate how LGBTIQ+ Sri Lankans are vulnerable to discrimination across several critical areas such as education, healthcare and housing.
A WFD report foound that women’s candidate selection and election success is supported by targeted training, networks that provide guidance and mentorship, and effective relationships with local parties.
This guide identifies challenges and entry-points to promote dialogue with everyone who has a stake in environmental governance, especially those who are most vulnerable.
Corruption is an aspect of poor governance which negatively affects a country’s economic development as well as the effective provision of public services in society. As the awareness of the detrimental effects of corruption on development has grown, strategies to fight it are now a priority in international development and policy circles. To date, however, [...]