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United States Capitol building
January 08th, 2021 | Tags: Opinion

Following the events on Capitol Hill on 6th January, Devin O’Shaughnessy argues that US leaders can learn from other countries around the world on how to build a healthy, inclusive democracy.

Big Ben against a blue cloudy sky
December 16th, 2020

The world crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is a test for democracies everywhere. Democracies need constant care and attention. In a crisis, that support must be stronger. Throughout 2020, WFD has worked to make sure that democracies are more inclusive and more accountable so that everyone’s voices are heard in decision-making and nobody is left behind.  As we look forward to 2021, we are reflecting the five key lessons we will carry with us into […]

Parliament building in Kyrgyzstan
December 10th, 2020

Вестминстер демократия фонду, Европа Биримдиги тарабынан каржыланган Медиа Диалог долбоорунун алкагында, Кыргызстанда маалымат жетүү укугунун укуктук базасына талдоо жүргүздү. Ошол эле учурда, маалыматка жетүү укугу жөнүндө мыйзамга, Кепилдиктер жөнүндө мыйзамга жана ушул тармакка байланыштуу башка мыйзамдарга басым жасалды. Анализди эл аралык эксперт Тоби Мендель жергиликтүү эксперт Наргиза Абдураимова колдоосу менен жүргүздү. Биз талдоонун жыйынтыктары жана мыйзамдарды өркүндөтүү боюнча биздин эксперттердин сунуштары менен бөлүшүүнү каалайбыз. Талдоо түздөн-түз маалыматка жетүү укугу жөнүндө мыйзамын таптакыр жаңы мыйзамга алмаштырууну сунуш кылбайт, тескерисинче, мыйзамга узак мөөнөттүү келечекте өркүндөтө турган тиешелүү түзөтүүлөрдү киргизүүнү сунуштайт. Отчетту жүктөп алыңыз

Parliament building in Kyrgyzstan
December 10th, 2020

Вестминстерский Фонд за Демократию в рамках проекта Медиа Диалог, финансируемого ЕС, провел анализ правовых основ право на информацию (ПНИ) в Кыргызстане. При этом уделяя основное внимание Закону о доступе к информации (ДКИ), а также Закону о гарантиях  и другим, относимым к рассматриваемой сфере, законам. Анализ проведен международным экспертом Тоби Мендел при поддержке местного эксперта Наргизы […]

Dove of peace
December 09th, 2020

This blog was first published by PSA Parliaments: The UK Political Studies Association Specialist Group on Parliaments. Read the full report by  Professor Nina Caspersen and Dr Gyda Sindre at the University of York.  Since 1992, Westminster Foundation for Democracy has supported democratic systems as they emerge out of conflict and into peace and stability. Currently, we […]

woman and man at Australian Select Committee on COVID-19
October 19th, 2020

How do journalists and citizens find out about these real-world impacts of government’s policy responses to COVID-19? How can we question government for the decisions they make that are impacting us all, particularly our most vulnerable? One answer is: parliamentary committees. These bodies have emerged as the forum of choice when it comes to providing […]

WFD CEO Anthony Smith speaking into a microphone
October 15th, 2020

WFD’s CEO, Anthony Smith, spoke to Devex about putting democracy at the heart of the UK’s international strategy. He argued that democracy and human rights are a critically important part of the UK’s values and directly relevant to our national interests and outlined a three-pronged strategy for the UK’s democratic strengthening work. Read the interview […]

The Union Jack flag flying over the Houses of Parliament against a blue sky
October 12th, 2020

The British Foreign Policy Group and Westminster Foundation for Democracy are delighted to host a lively panel discussion on how the Global Britain project can best merge the promotion of democratic values with our geo-strategic interests.

Bright neon lights that say emergency on a black background
October 08th, 2020

To declare an emergency or not to declare an emergency is not the question. Whether or not democracy is safeguarded during the pandemic depends on a separate set of good practices.

A sunset
September 29th, 2020 | Tags: #PanDemTracker

Just under half of 33 countries do not have a sunset clause in their emergency COVID-19 legislation, WFD’s Pandemic Democracy Tracker shows.

A panel event. A man hold a microphone and is speaking in front of the UKAID logo
September 15th, 2020

by Dr Graeme Ramshaw, WFD’s Director of Research and Evaluation The international development community has been going about its governance support work all wrong. At least, that is what political thinker Karl Popper would have said. For decades, UKAid and others have been focused on the question of who should govern, deploying significant resources to […]

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