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The governance community’s Tootsie Pop problem

2019-10-29T10:59:29+00:00August 27th, 2019|Democracy and Governance, Democracy Matters, Research, Thinking and Working Politically|

WFD's Director of Research and Evaluation Graeme Ramshaw explores how in governance, looking at how and why things happen can be just as important as the end result.   After several months immersed in content on politics and development, thinking and working politically (TWP), and adaptive management, my mind is awash with ‘wicked problems’, intractable [...]

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 [...]

Re-thinking governance for development

2018-08-08T08:53:12+00:00June 29th, 2017|Adaptive programmes, Research, Thinking and Working Politically|

Graeme Ramshaw, WFD’s Director of Research and Evaluation, participated in the European Partnership for Democracy launch event of the World Development Report 2017  in Brussels last week. Here are his takeaways on what this means for democracy support. The World Bank’s 2017 World Development Report “Governance and the Law”, encourages its readers to rethink governance for development. The [...]

Adaptive practice, sustainable outcomes: thinking and working politically

2018-08-08T08:21:04+00:00November 18th, 2016|Adaptive programmes, Research, Thinking and Working Politically|

At relatively little cost parliamentary strengthening plays a crucial role in the sustainability of international development activity, Lord Malcom Bruce, former Chair of the International Development Committee, commented in his opening remarks as Chair of the ‘Adaptive practice, sustainable outcomes’ session on Wednesday at Canada House. Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) in partnership with DAI [...]