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Reporting on Democracy Support: Stories vs. Graphs

2019-11-08T14:41:15+00:00November 7th, 2019|Delivering Democracy Support, Democracy Matters, MEL Matters|

Governance and oversight of the democracy- and governance-support sector  relies heavily  on reporting, specifically reporting in a narrative format. However, that type of reporting, which for some parts of the sector have come to be largely synonymous with “monitoring”, is only useful for certain purposes and is limiting for a variety of reasons. How is WFD tackling the challenge?

Democracy under Strain: Solutions for a Changing World

2018-09-27T05:16:01+00:00September 15th, 2018|Delivering Democracy Support, Democracy and Governance, Political Economy of Democracy Promotion|

The theme for International Day of Democracy this year - Democracy under Strain: Solutions for a changing world – has been relevant for at least ten years and won’t disappear any time soon. We see it on a regular basis as growing inequality fuels a feeling of unfairness and elected autocrats generate a feeling of hopelessness. [...]

Representation in the Age of Populism: Ideas for Global Action

2018-07-24T11:01:41+00:00June 25th, 2018|Delivering Democracy Support, Research, Space and Access, Thinking and Working Politically|

By Devin O’Shaughnessy, WFD Director of Programmes On 18-20 June, WFD supported a conference on populism in partnership with International IDEA, Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy, OSCE/ODIHR and REPRESENT. The event, held in the Belgian Senate, saw leaders from politics, civil society and academia from across the world gather to shape a “Global Agenda for the Renewal of Representation”, a [...]

Time to stop talking about ‘closing space’ for civil society?

2018-07-25T13:47:24+00:00October 31st, 2017|Delivering Democracy Support, Research, Space and Access|

On 26 September 2017, the research collaboration between the Westminster Foundation for Democracy and the University of Birmingham launched a new policy paper at the European Endowment for Democracy in Brussels. WFD Research Fellow, Susan Dodsworth reflects on the discussion at the event. In the last few years there has been mounting concern about the state [...]