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WFD launches new Strategy at 25th Anniversary Conference

2018-10-01T13:22:32+00:00September 19th, 2017|Democracy and Governance, Parliamentary, Political party|

On 12 and 13 September, Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) launched a new strategy to strengthen democracy across a growing global network at a conference marking 25 years of WFD activity. The strategy commits the Foundation, sponsored by the UK Government, to expand the remit of its programmes – working across a wider range [...]

Contributing to the development of democracy across the globe

2018-02-09T17:30:10+00:00August 31st, 2017|Democracy and Governance, Political party|

Patrick Grady MP The development of inclusive democracy worldwide is a monumental task. Westminster Foundation for Democracy staff and partners, as well as my fellow parliamentarians and governors, do an incredible job working to promote effective parliaments and multi-party politics in countries transitioning to democracy. Taking on the role of SNP Governor for WFD is [...]

Soft power: a culture of governance

2018-02-09T17:35:23+00:00July 31st, 2017|Democracy and Governance|

Anthony Smith, WFD Chief Executive ‘Successfully communicating the attributes, values and outputs that gain for the UK both attractiveness and respect in the eyes of people abroad will be vital in maintaining the UK in positions of influence’ concluded a 2014 parliamentary report. However, the debate about how seriously we should take the notion of [...]

New WFD partnership to support historic change in Burma

2018-08-08T11:20:18+00:00January 25th, 2017|Asia, Burma, Democracy and Governance, Parliamentary|

Burma’s democratic transition was one of the most watched in the world in 2016. After over 50 years of military rule, the national parliament faces the challenge of delivering change in line with citizens’ expectations. Starting in 2017, Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) will partner with Burma’s legislative body, the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Parliament), to [...]