December 12th, 2019

In April 2019, WFD launched a new and innovative activity and outcome monitoring system called the Evidence and Impact Hub. We can report very good uptake and a large amount of usable data in our 8th month after launching it.  

Universal Declaration of Human Rights UN Photo Photo # 329493
December 10th, 2019

International Human Rights Day on Tuesday 10 December is an occasion to underline that human rights are core components of democracy as a concept and as a practice, writes our senior human rights adviser Dina Melhem.

December 03rd, 2019 | Tags: BalkansBalkans Democracy Initiative, disabilities, Macedonia, North Macedonia, PWD, WBDI, Western Balkans Democracy Initiative

In North Macedonia, WFD is working with persons with disabilities (PWDs), a marginalised and underrepresented group in society, to ensure their needs are at the top of the policy agenda. This work is being done as part of WFD’s Western Balkans Democracy Initiative. Through the initiative, WFD has built partnerships with PWD advocacy groups to […]

Ashura Michael deaf youth ACDEG speaker Kenya Youth Parliament East Africa
December 03rd, 2019

Written by Angella Kemirembe and Prosper Mubangizi “Being a Speaker of the East African Youth Parliament means that I am a leader who is more than a dreamer. Just like any other leader, I must act on my people’s ideas and influence them to carry their vision of achieving a common goal” – Ashura Michael, […]

December 02nd, 2019

With nearly 70% of Nigeria’s population below the age of 35, it is crucial that young people are represented in the country’s political systems. WFD Nigeria is working to build the capabilities of young persons in politics.

November 27th, 2019

Our director of research and evaluation, Graeme Ramshaw, outlines how WFD is trying to walk the walk when it comes to prioritising cross-organisational learning and drawing lessons from and reflecting on our programming.

A person walking past the parliament of Malawi building.
November 26th, 2019

A recent survey by WFD, Michigan State University (United States), Aarhus University (Denmark) and the Institute for Policy Interaction (Malawi) studied the costs of seeking and holding parliamentary office in Malawi.

November 25th, 2019

“Gatherings like the YouLead summit are great as they give youth a platform to learn from those who have the experience and each other, but youth should not wait for things to be done for them: If they want to have a place in governance, they have the numbers, and if they want to change […]

November 20th, 2019

Institutions of governance have a fundamental role in bringing an end to gender-based violence, writes WFD’s senior gender and politics adviser Shannon O’Connell: but to achieve transformative change, those working in formal political and public institutions need to ask challenging, probing questions.

November 15th, 2019

Young people in Albania show little interest in engaging with the political life in the country, a new WFD study shows:  Two thirds of the youth surveyed by WFD in Albania claim that they are not satisfied at all with the current political situation in the country. Similarly, they have low trust in the democratic […]

November 12th, 2019

By Sergiu Galitchi, Human Resources Expert, WFD Jordan. WFD is an implementing partner in the EU Support to Jordanian Democratic Institutions and Development (EU-JDID) programme. The programme supports Jordan with its political reform process, including the promotion of inclusive policy and decision-making processes.  Over the last decades, national public authorities across the world acutely realized […]

People on top of the Berlin Wall celebrating its fall. The Brandenburg Gate is pictured in the background.
November 09th, 2019

WFD’s Chief Executive reflects on the importance of strong institutions and good leadership in strenthening democracy in the decades since 1989 and today.

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