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Session of the Ukrainian Parliament in Kiev
August 05th, 2020

Corruption is detrimental to the successful functioning democracy, public services and economic development. In this blog, Franklin De Vrieze and Luka Glusac discuss the role of the parliament and anti-corruption agency of Ukraine in combating high-profile corruption.

WFD event in partnership with United Nations Women and Action for Development
August 05th, 2020

The winds of change are blowing strongly. It is the winds that have brought consciousness about the long years of inequality and injustice. There is a resounding call for change and women and youth are at the forefront of these changes. H.E. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, former President of Liberia, speaking at the national e-conference for […]

Woman leading a conference, implying women empowerment in politics
August 03rd, 2020

Ensuring that women – in all of their diversity – are part of formal political decision-making processes will be a powerful an agent in our collective recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Two women smiling with a banner about the green party at the back
July 30th, 2020

Applications for the 2020 Green Talent Accelerator are now open to members of Eastern Africa Greens Federation parties. Applications are warmly encouraged from EAGF members who have either the intention to stand for elected office within the next 2 years or a clear goal they would like to achieve in their current role that would […]

Thousands of people sitting outside the Parliament building in Belgrade, Serbia, at night time
July 29th, 2020

The UK should issue a new integrated cross-Whitehall strategy to defend established democracies and institutions, support emerging or struggling democracies, and counter authoritarians.

Woman giving a speech at a podium
July 29th, 2020

When women take part in politics, the whole of society benefits. That is the main finding of a new report from Westminster Foundation for Democracy and the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership at King’s College London.  Women Political Leaders: The Impact of Gender on Democracy is based on an analysis of over 500 pieces of research into […]

Group of persons having a political discussion
July 28th, 2020

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 […]

Members of the National Assembly of Islamic Republic of Pakistan at a meeting
July 28th, 2020

Parliaments across the world are facing increased demand to deliver the dividends of democracy and hold government to account while representing the interests and aspirations of the people. At the very outset, parliaments are required to enhance their systems with democratic values and inclusive approaches within the political and social environment of the country. To play their constitutional […]

A protester holding a sign that says "there is no Planet B, politics act now" in the air
July 23rd, 2020

Our planet needs democracy. To be exact, it needs environmental democracy. 

UK Houses of Parliament at night
July 22nd, 2020

In choosing to do development democratically, the UK can ensure that decisions about global Britain’s new priorities lay a foundation for long-lasting stability and prosperity. 

A cosmopolitan city with skyscrapers in a cloudy day
July 16th, 2020

By Geoff Dubrow, Public Financial Management Expert On July 14th, the Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) released its new brief, entitled “The Role of Parliament in Public Debt Management Weathering the COVID-19 Crisis and Beyond”. Here are five compelling arguments, discussed in the brief, for parliamentary involvement in public debt management. #1: GETTING THE FULL […]

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