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