WFD's expert outlines how stopping opaque money from corrupting politics is key to the fight against corruption and the preservation of democratic values.
The active participation of persons with disabilities in political parties is crucial for promoting social inclusion, strengthening democracy, fostering economic development, and protecting human rights.
Maldives, with a significant young population, grapples with low youth representation in politics. Along with local experts, WFD in Maldives aims to support youth voices and participation and identify the concerns of young people that demand attention from lawmakers.
WFD's CEO Anthony Smith picks out nine highlights from the new UK Government white paper on international development, which is a big step forward in the integration of democratic governance into international development policy.
The Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) is guiding the region of the Philippines towards a peaceful and inclusive autonomy. WFD is working to support the democratic aspirations of the BTA.
With this tool, parliaments can evaluate their own strengths and weaknesses against established standards with a view to becoming stronger democratic institutions.
With the inauguration of India's new parliament, a landmark bill was introduced to reserve one third of seats in Lok Sabha and state assemblies for women. This marks the revival of a bill that has faced 30 years of delay due to lack of political consensus.
To support post-legislative scrutiny (PLS) within the Parliament of Sierra Leone, WFD in partnership with Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALTs) University of London trained parliamentary staff and civil society representatives on innovative post-legislative scrutiny.
WFD is supporting the Parliament of Sri Lanka as it adopts a more inclusive approach to policymaking. Through this work, WFD is helping to create accountable and inclusive policies and laws that benefit all Sri Lankans.
One of the most common fears people express about artificial intelligence (AI) is that its development will lead to less human control over our lives. We have long had an answer to threats to our autonomy as individuals and societies – democracy. Those who serve democratic processes have a special responsibility to shape a democratic future in which to the greatest extent possible AI benefits, rather than harms, our societies.
A delegation from the National Parliament of Solomon Islands visited The Isle of Man's Parliament, helping foster long-term collaboration. The visit, facilitated by the Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD), aimed to enhance financial oversight capabilities and build lasting connections between the parliaments.
The rapid and deep system transformation can be disruptive for some people, so we need to focus on inclusion and equity to increase ambition rather than resistance to change.
Sex-based equality as a conflict and violence prevention strategy
Joint submission by WFD and POPVOX Foundation in response to the call for evidence for the post-legislative scrutiny inquiry of the UK Lobbying Act 2014.
In response to a series of citizen concerns regarding the proper functioning of laws, in December 2010 the Department of Evaluation of the Law/OECD was created in the Chamber of Deputies of Chile.