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Can Biden’s foreign policy rebuild global democracy – a transatlantic perspective

2020-11-30T11:01:04+00:00November 16th, 2020|Democracy and Governance, Events|

  President-elect Joe Biden has said he will put democracy front and centre of US foreign policy. But after the turbulence of recent years, reversing the global trend towards autocracy will need a strategy and strong alliances. What do we know about his plans? It is tempting to think that the Biden administration will simply [...]

The role of parliament in public debt management

2020-11-27T12:59:10+00:00November 6th, 2020|Events|

Westminster Foundation for Democracy would like to invite you to a webinar on the role parliaments play in public debt management. 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 [...]

Supporters, spoilers or side-lined: the role of parliaments in peacebuilding

2020-11-11T12:19:10+00:00November 6th, 2020|Events|

At Westminster Foundation for Democracy, we are looking forward to launching a research paper on the role parliaments play in peacebuilding, in partnership with the Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre at the University of York. Often, parliaments are overlooked actors when states transition from war towards peace. However, they play an integral role, from implementing peace [...]

Malaysia – Understanding Different Needs Through Gender Budgeting in COVID-19 and beyond: Accountability, Transparency and Effectiveness

2020-11-06T12:16:36+00:00October 28th, 2020|Events|

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a global economic shock of a magnitude unprecedented in modern times. How governments will respond to the economic crisis will have far-reaching consequences for political participation and inclusion in the longer term. Times of crisis such as this are often worse for women as they are more likely to have [...]

Understanding the cost of legislative politics in Africa

2020-10-28T15:17:13+00:00October 22nd, 2020|Events|

Join us on Thursday 29 October for a webinar, co-hosted by the University of Mauritius and Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD), to launch and discuss recent studies exploring the drivers of the costs of parliamentary politics in Kenya, Mauritius, Nigeria and The Gambia. In all four countries, the costs of seeking elective office are rising [...]

Education and Development of Young People in Nigeria

2020-10-20T13:25:51+00:00October 16th, 2020|Events|

The webinar which will be aired on TV is focused on the Education and Development of Young People in Nigeria. Education is the bedrock of development and no society will develop more than its educated population. If Nigerian youths have access to quality and affordable education, it will reduce so many menaces in Nigeria like [...]

An anthropology of MPs – their work, pressures and coping strategies

2020-10-20T14:54:40+00:00October 6th, 2020|Events|

Most scholarship and policy work on understanding parliaments and their work focuses either on parliaments as systems or on the MPs within them as individuals. Anthropological analysis provides insight into the missing links – relationships and processes of interaction – thereby helping to explain what goes on between MPs (and others) in their everyday political [...]

COVID-19 and Democracy: Harnessing Opportunities for Effective Citizen Participation

2020-10-20T14:56:58+00:00September 25th, 2020|Events|

Join WFD Nigeria for a webinar on COVID-19, democracy, youth and citizen participation. The event will take stock of how many ways youths can participate in the collective-decision making of Nigeria, and support the ideals of democracy in this era of pandemic and the future. Additionally, the discourse will identify the challenges which the COVID-19 [...]