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WFD is looking for International Experts in Climate Governance and Nationally Determined Contributions to support Environmental Democracy in Georgia

2021-08-24T08:09:18+00:00August 23rd, 2021|Uncategorized, WFD Request for Proposal|

The Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) is the UK’s leading democracy support organisation, working in partnership with political parties, parliaments, civil society organisations (CSOs), and electoral bodies around the world to create more inclusive, accountable and transparent democratic systems. WFD strengthens the capacity of these key democratic institutions, helping to ensure they have the systems, [...]

Inequality and uncertainty characterise young people in North Macedonia – WFD study findings

2021-08-12T13:31:35+00:00August 12th, 2021|Uncategorized|

The most recent study of the Westminster Foundation for Democracy published on the International Youth Day 2021 shows the attitudes and perspectives of young people in North Macedonia. The study reveals that young people who are part of forms of youth organising are more content with their place in society, compared to their peers who [...]

Sri Lankans’ perceptions of LGBT persons

2021-06-28T15:00:47+00:00June 28th, 2021|CEP, Uncategorized|

The Social Scientists Association undertook a survey of the knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions of Sri Lankans about Sri Lankan LGBT persons.[1] A structured questionnaire, available in Sinhala, Tamil and English, was administered in late 2020 among 2130 people in all of Sri Lanka’s 25 districts. The sample was composed of respondents from different gender, age, [...]

How much does youth emigration cost Kosovo?

2021-06-28T10:51:01+00:00June 28th, 2021|Uncategorized|

In cooperation with Democracy Plus, the Westminster Foundation for Democracy published the study on “Cost of youth Emigration” on Kosovo, which is a first ever analysis to provide data on how much does Kosovo loose due to young people leaving the country. This study shows that Kosovo shares the fate of the region in terms [...]

Parliamentary Budget Office in North Macedonia presents their work and their first analysis to new MPs

2021-01-25T09:32:04+00:00September 21st, 2020|Financial oversight, Uncategorized, Western Balkans Democracy Initiative|

The Parliamentary Budget Office in North Macedonia established with the support of the Westminster Foundation for Democracy by the end of 2019 organised its first presentation to the members of parliament. The PBO presented its work and their first analysis оn the latest macroeconomic indicators to the newly established Parliament in the country. The presentation [...]

Parliamentary response to the Covid-19 crisis in the Western Balkans

2020-08-21T07:18:58+00:00July 28th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Ivan Radojevic, Programme Manager, WFD HUGEN Western Balkan project  The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a wide range of responses from government institutions around the world, and parliaments are not an exception. This unprecedented crisis is causing public institutions to adapt their work in response to the new COVID-19 reality. The Western Balkans is one [...]

National e-conference for women political candidates in Uganda

2020-10-21T21:49:46+00:00July 28th, 2020|Events, Uncategorized|

Promoting women’s political leadership is central to WFD's work. Having women in positions of leadership results in better outcomes for women and girls and society as a whole. It delivers progress in policy areas vital for economic growth and development, such as health, education and infrastructure. Even without these quantifiable dividends, the argument for women’s [...]

IALS/WFD Digital Conference: Are emergency measures in response to COVID-19 a threat to democracy? Fact and Fiction

2020-10-20T15:04:23+00:00June 26th, 2020|Events, Uncategorized|

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, over 100 countries have passed emergency laws or declared states of emergency. The restrictive measures have been accompanied by a worrying narrative about the negative impact of these measures on democratic processes and human rights. The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS) and Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) [...]

East African youth call for involvement in navigating the COVID-19 response

2020-07-05T13:00:31+00:00June 8th, 2020|Democracy and Governance, Democracy Matters, Sub - Saharan Africa, Uncategorized, Young People’s Leadership and Engagement|

"We want to be involved in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in East Africa." 90% of young East Africans who responded to a  survey on how COVID-19 has impacted their lives agreed with this statement. COVID-19 has affected us all in different ways. In East Africa, where over 70% of the population are young [...]