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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 [...]

Training of Parliamentary Budget Office Staff in Malawi

2020-02-21T16:09:59+00:00February 21st, 2020|WFD Request for Proposal|

Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) is seeking to an expert to facilitate a 3-4 day training/workshop for Parliamentary Budget Office staff in Malawi. The Opportunity We expect the training/workshop to last between 3 and 4 days and will be delivered in-person in-country (Lilongwe) with expected international travel directly preceding (for arrival) and following (for departure) [...]

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 [...]

Call for preparing case studies / papers on political party transparency in the Western Balkans

2020-02-10T16:30:57+00:00February 10th, 2020|WFD Request for Proposal|

In order to raise the discourse on political party transparency in the Western Balkans WFD is inviting eligible applicants who are members of political parties from the Western Balkans or affiliated to political party think tanks or political party research institutes to submit proposals for writing a case study on transparency practices within their political [...]

Parliamentarians have a key role to play in the SDG decade of delivery

2020-01-24T14:36:48+00:00January 24th, 2020|Democracy Matters|

A healthy civil society, strong trades unions and business organisations can all play a part in helping to deliver the Global Goals – locally, nationally and internationally. As we enter the “Decade of Delivery”, Governments have a responsibility to lead this effort but parliamentarians, civil society and, most importantly, citizens themselves have a great opportunity to hold those in power to account.