A close up of a calculator being used
January 21st, 2020

What lies at the core of the parliamentary ‘dilemma’ on anti-corruption?

A close up of a calculator being used
January 10th, 2020

Parliaments can develop four focused work streams to reduce corruption: enacting legislation, establishing codes of conduct, conducting effective oversight, and forming relationships with indepdendent oversight institutions.

A group of persons with disabilities process with a banner saying 'the future is accessible'.
January 06th, 2020

WFD works with the Sierra Leone Union on Disability Issues to work for inclusive development in Sierra Leone, through supporting persons with disabilities to make their voices heard in national decision-making.

Jordanian MPs EU-JDID
January 02nd, 2020

IT systems may not have the same allure as the human stories of politics, but improved IT infrastructure has the power to change the lives of voters and modern, reliable and accurate systems are essential for viable democracies. WFD is supporting a new system in Jordan.

Participants raise papers in the air at a conference on Youth Leadership in Uganda
December 19th, 2019

From opening an office in Albania in January, to kicking off our work in the Democratic Republic of the Congo last week, it’s been quite a year! We’ve gathered our highlights from each month in our annual review of the year.

Student organisation demanding better education policies. Skopje, 2015.
December 18th, 2019

  In North Macedonia, 80% of young people think that the authorities do not care about them at all or only partially care about them and their needs and problems. This finding is a part of a recent study on the “social-political participation of youth” that Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) conducted in the country. […]

December 18th, 2019

This study identifies the opportunities for, progress made, obstacles to, and consensus on national policies and strategies for the inclusion of persons with disabilities in Mozambique. It articulates a ways forward for building an inclusive society and achieving social justice.

A group of men wearing hard hats go down into a mine using a lift.
December 16th, 2019

Myanmar produces 70% of the world’s jade, generating billions of dollars annually. Yet government revenues capture only a fraction of this value, and most citizens do not share in the potential benefits. WFD is supporting a parliamentary committee in Myanmar to assess the legislation that currently regulates jade mining.

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, […]

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