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Political Party Transparency in the Western Balkans

2020-08-07T10:05:40+00:00August 7th, 2020|Events|

In order to raise the discourse on political party transparency, the WFD invited eligible applicants, members of political parties from the Western Balkans or persons affiliated to political party think tanks or political party research institutes to prepare a brief case study on the transparency of their political party. Friday 14 August 2020 10:30 CET, [...]

29 to 30 July 2020: National e-conference for women political candidates in Uganda

2020-07-28T06:11:23+00:00July 28th, 2020|Events, Uncategorized|

Promoting women’s political leadership is central to WFD's work. Having women in positions of leadership results in better outcomes for women and girls and society as a whole. It delivers progress in policy areas vital for economic growth and development, such as health, education and infrastructure. Even without these quantifiable dividends, the argument for women’s [...]

28 July 2020: Launch of the WFD Environmental Democracy Initiative

2020-07-28T09:17:40+00:00July 22nd, 2020|Events|

Overwhelming evidence shows that human activity has a dangerous impact on the climate and our ecosystems. Yet, most political systems have failed to address climate and other environmental crises. Strong environmental governance and rule of law is crucial to supporting sustainable development as well as inclusive democratic governance. To mark the launch of our new [...]

30 July 2020: Placing democratic values at the heart of the UK’s international strategy

2020-07-23T08:37:23+00:00July 22nd, 2020|Events|

Alex Thier in conversation with Sue Inglish On 30 July, Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) will host an online interview featuring questions from the public with Alex Thier, former director of the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and Obama administration international aid advisor, to celebrate the launch of his new paper, A Force for Good in [...]

23 July 2020: Launch of the Platform for Youth Inclusion and Political Participation (PYIPP) in Uganda

2020-07-21T15:22:49+00:00July 21st, 2020|Events|

To generate a coherent youth voice in the upcoming elections, and to ensure meaningful participation of young people in the governance and political processes, a group of youth focused organisations and young democracy actors in Uganda have found it necessary to pursue joint and/or interconnected work. A collaborative framework that inspires different actors and all [...]

23 July 2020: Politics with Values: Appraisal of party primaries in Edo and Ondo states

2020-07-21T14:22:52+00:00July 21st, 2020|Events|

To entrench efficient democratic processes, it is necessary to appraise political efforts, processes, and institutions.  The consequences of bad political processes in choosing candidates at political party level could be so enormous that they could endanger the integrity of an entire political process in a nation. Therefore, this discussion is aimed at creating a correlation [...]

23 July 2020: Gender-Sensitive Post-Legislative Scrutiny with PLS and gender experts

2020-07-16T12:12:18+00:00July 9th, 2020|Events|

Legislation intervenes in the life of all but does not impact everyone in the same way. Women, men, and non-binary people, the young and the old, persons with and without disabilities, people of distinct race and ethnic origin are all affected differently, because of their different needs and situations and because of existing structural inequalities [...]

14 July 2020: Public Debt Management and the Role of Parliament, in Times of COVID-19 and Beyond

2020-07-08T12:55:32+00:00July 1st, 2020|Events|

The COVID-19 pandemic requires governments to respond to the health emergency and address the subsequent economic shock. Mitigating the effects of the pandemic requires financial resources at a time when the economic activities and Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are declining. As governments roll out economic recovery packages and borrow to compensate for the loss of [...]

10 September 2020: IALS/WFD Digital Conference: Are emergency measures in response to COVID-19 a threat to democracy? Fact and Fiction

2020-06-26T11:26:20+00:00June 26th, 2020|Events, Uncategorized|

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, over 100 countries have passed emergency laws or declared states of emergency. The restrictive measures have been accompanied by a worrying narrative about the negative impact of these measures on democratic processes and human rights. The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS) and Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) [...]

9 July 2020: Democracy and Trade – No need for trade-offs?

2020-07-02T17:36:30+00:00June 25th, 2020|Events|

Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) is delighted to host Richard Graham MP, the PM’s Trade Envoy to ASEAN, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines, and Rushanara Ali MP, UK Trade Envoy to Bangladesh, for a discussion on democracy and trade on Thursday 9 July.  The challenges involved in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic have threatened to weaken democracy in many countries globally, at a time when the UK is looking to position itself as ‘Global Britain’ and forge new trading [...]