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Moroccan Parliament using digital technology to reach citizens

2020-05-19T11:10:07+00:00April 9th, 2020|Citizen engagement, Morocco news, Open Parliament, Open Parliament Documents, Parliamentary, Parliaments|

The COVID-19 pandemic is profoundly affecting work and businesses across the world, notwithstanding its health effects. Planned activities are delayed or cancelled, and meetings are complicated, whilst digital technology is now facilitating communication between co-workers and helping institutions to reach out to their audiences.   Parliaments are among the institutions that cannot postpone their work and commitments. They play a crucial role [...]

Inclusion and accountability should be high on the agenda at Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, Commonwealth partnership says

2020-03-03T16:29:16+00:00March 4th, 2020|Citizen engagement, CP4D, Democracy and Governance, Financial oversight, Human Rights, LGBT+ Political and Policy Leadership, Open Parliament, Persons with Disabilities’ Political and Policy Leadership, Women’s Political Leadership, Young People’s Leadership and Engagement|

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 [...]

Oversight of public spending in North Macedonia will foster trust

2019-09-23T12:41:41+00:00September 5th, 2019|Financial oversight, Open Parliament, Parliaments, Western Balkans Democracy Initiative|

WFD works in North Macedonia to set up new ways to make state institutions more transparent, through increasing the level of scrutiny over public spending - which we believe will lead to a higher level of trust among citizens in key state institutions' capabilities.  One way which the Assembly is doing this is by setting [...]

Making Government more open in Edo state, Nigeria

2020-05-06T11:56:44+00:00August 27th, 2019|Civil Society Space, Democracy and Governance, Open Parliament|

In partnership with the Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ) and the Government of Edo State, WFD supported the advancement of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) in Edo state, Nigeria.  A series of activities aimed at making Government more open in Edo State was realised between June and August 2019 including a sensitisation [...]

Investigating how public funds are spent in North Macedonia

2019-07-23T16:04:07+00:00July 23rd, 2019|Citizen engagement, Financial oversight, Open Parliament|

Six investigative stories analysing the spending of public funds in North Macedonia have been published to allow citizens to access information on how money is distributed by institutions, highlighting the importance of transparent and accountable spending. The stories were prepared by eight journalists, with the support of the Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD), and [...]

IPSA conference: challenges of transparency and trust in politics

2019-05-16T15:27:20+00:00April 25th, 2019|Democracy Matters, Open Parliament, Parliaments, Space and Access|

In March 2019, IPSA hosted the world’s first conference for international parliamentary regulators. We brought together colleagues from 13 countries on five continents: Australia, Chile, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, Republic of Korea, Scotland, Wales, Zambia and the UK. We talked about the challenges of ‘Transparency and Trust’ in deciding how [...]

Parliaments in action at the Open Government Partnership Summit

2018-07-31T12:02:14+00:00July 31st, 2018|Open Parliament|

On 17 July, WFD supported the organisation of the Parliament Day at the Open Government Partnership Summit in Tblisi, Georgia, where 300 representatives from parliaments, civil society and international organizations met to agree a way forward in developing open parliament commitments and innovative practices. The 2018 Edelman Trust Barometer shows an all-time low in [...]

Increasing openness of institutions in the Western Balkans

2018-08-09T14:16:07+00:00November 16th, 2017|Open Parliament, Space and Access|

On 16 November, Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) launched a Regional Road Map on Good Governance for the Western Balkans to support democratic institutions in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia become more transparent and accountable. Since 2015, according to polling by the Policy Association for an Open Society, public trust in national institutions in [...]