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Feb. 23rd, 2021

Case Study: Opening parliament to civil society in Kenya

WFD has been working with the parliament of Kenya to continue its journey to become more open and transparent. Many of the programme’s activities have inspired participants pursue these goals, such as the development of the Public Participation Bill, the creation of an Open Government Partnership committee with members ship from civil society as well […]

Jan. 28th, 2021

Case Study: Pursuing openness and transparency at a local level in Nigeria

Programme Details Working with the parliament in Edo State, WFD has been supporting the adoption and implementation of the Open Government Partnership at a local level. This programme has practiced openness from the start, by inviting local civil society to participate in the development of the state action plan, and being jointly implemented by state […]

Jan. 28th, 2021

It’s complicated: Parliament’s relationship with anti-corruption agencies in Indonesia, Pakistan, and the Maldives

Corruption has a negative effect on development, economic growth, and democracy. Independent Anti-Corruption Agencies (ACAs) are often recommended as the tool to curb corruption. However, the creation of such agencies is not a panacea to the scourge of corruption. In some instances, ACAs have been a disappointment and their effectiveness has been questioned. Their efficiency […]

Jan. 27th, 2021

Rallying a coalition for change to tackle issues of youth emigration in Serbia 

Youth emigration is a serious concern in Serbia with more than 60% of young people think about emigrating. This human outflow could potentially have a huge economic and social impact for the country. The establishment of a coalition for change rallying government representatives, businesses, education and civil society actors and an important study on the […]

Jan. 19th, 2021

Democracy’s Development Dividend

While there can be tensions between democratization and development, these are so often overestimated that development practitioners compromise on democracy when in fact they should be insisting on it.

Jan. 19th, 2021

Legislative leadership in the time of COVID-19

Legislatures are central to modern democratic politics, holding governments to account, and scrutinising legislation in order to generate more effective public policy. Yet during moments of crisis, legislatures are often bypassed as presidents and prime ministers prioritise a rapid response. The concern that legislatures will be marginalised, with greater power concentrated in the hands of […]