What do we mean by open democracy and a transparent and reliable government in times of crisis and how can we make it a reality? Participatory democracy and civic tech could be part of the answer.
Those interested in democracy and good governance should be alive to both the risks and the opportunities posed by the coronavirus pandemic – their voices could make the difference between setback and progress.
As ever, but especially during the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, WFD's priority is to support our staff and safeguard those we work with. That is why we are taking action across our programmes to minimise the risk of transmitting COVID-19.
Inclusion and accountability should be high on the agenda at Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, Commonwealth partnership says
Commonwealth organisations are hosting a three-day conference in London which begins today (4 March) which aims to put inclusion and accountability high on the agenda for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Rwanda in June 2020. Over the last two years the UK Government has helped advance inclusion and accountability across the Commonwealth [...]
This guide is an introduction to independent oversight institutions and their relationship with parliament. It addresses institutions’ mandates, leadership, reporting, and budgeting, from the perspective of parliaments with their role to establish, oversee, and collaborate with independent institutions in order to strengthen democratic governance
From opening an office in Albania in January, to kicking off our work in the Democratic Republic of the Congo last week, it's been quite a year! We've gathered our highlights from each month in our annual review of the year.
By Sergiu Galitchi, Human Resources Expert, WFD Jordan. WFD is an implementing partner in the EU Support to Jordanian Democratic Institutions and Development (EU-JDID) programme. The programme supports Jordan with its political reform process, including the promotion of inclusive policy and decision-making processes. Over the last decades, national public authorities across the world acutely realized [...]
WFD's Chief Executive reflects on the importance of strong institutions and good leadership in strenthening democracy in the decades since 1989 and today.
September 15 2019 is International Day of Democracy, a day to step back and think about the state of democracy in the world, celebrate democratic achievements worldwide and consider how we can all stand up for democracy. The day is also a great opportunity for us to reflect on our programmes to support participation, which is the theme of this year’s Democracy Day.