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Jun. 16th, 2021

Connecting with constituents? Parliamentary aspirants’ use of WhatsApp in Uganda’s 2021 ‘scientific’ election

Uganda held general elections on 14 January 2021. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Electoral Commission (EC) announced that these should be ‘scientific elections’ and adopted social distancing measures. In effect, this led to the curtailing of public rallies and in-person campaigning. Political parties and candidates were forced to rely heavily on newspapers, radio, and television […]

Jun. 11th, 2021

Women’s political careers: Leadership in practice

A WFD report foound that women’s candidate selection and election success is supported by targeted training, networks that provide guidance and mentorship, and effective relationships with local parties.

Jun. 2nd, 2021

How did Covid-19 affect the youth? WFD Bosnia and Herzegovina 2020 research

In times of the global pandemic outbreak, it is important to try and improve newly adapted living and working conditions for all social and age groups. WFD Bosnia and Herzegovina conducted a research on how the Covid-19 virus affected the youth in that country in terms of living conditions and employment opportunities. This study includes […]

Jun. 2nd, 2021

It is time to ‘do anti-corruption democratically’

The first ever UN General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) against corruption will take place in New York from 2 to 4 June 2021. UNGASS 2021 represents a unique opportunity to strengthen our collective anti-corruption efforts. With that recognition, WFD has released a new policy brief on ‘Doing anti-corruption democratically’ that outlines the complementary reality of […]

Apr. 20th, 2021

Rethinking strategies for an effective parliamentary role in combatting corruption

Corruption is an aspect of poor governance which negatively affects a country’s economic development as well as the effective provision of public services in society. As the awareness of the detrimental effects of corruption on development has grown, strategies to fight it are now a priority in international development and policy circles. To date, however, […]