This guide provides decision-makers with an introduction to concepts of deliberative democracy, good practices and some lessons learned.
As the world’s governments come together for the annual gathering of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, there is a deep sense of foreboding. The latest report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has confirmed that every region on Earth is experiencing dangerous climate change as a result of human activity. The […]
WFD research identified five key skills and three qualities which are utilised by parliamentarians to support inclusive change.
The COVID-19 pandemic has both highlighted and worsened a range of vulnerabilities and inequalities across the globe. Epidemic diseases are nothing new, in fact they have broken out periodically throughout human history. COVID-19 is not the first and certainly will not be the last pandemic the world has to face. Therefore, it is important that […]
Comparative analysis of the UK Bribery Act 2010 and anti-bribery legislation in Ukraine, Indonesia, and Kenya
Analysing anti-bribery legislation is important to identify weaknesses and areas of improvement in existing laws. In the third publication of WFD’s anti-bribery and integrity series, a comparative analysis is carried out of the UK Bribery Act (2010) and anti-corruption legislation in Ukraine, Indonesia and Kenya. These three jurisdictions were selected on the basis that they […]
Governments have a key role to play in the fight against corruption. For governments to effectively tackle corruption we must focus on strengthening their three main functions: legislation, oversight and representation. When these are strengthened corruption reduces. A new report by WFD compiles information from desk-based research and interviews with relevant stakeholders. A variety of examples from neighbouring countries […]
The most recent study of the Westminster Foundation for Democracy published on the International Youth Day 2021 shows the attitudes and perspectives of young people in North Macedonia. The study reveals that young people who are part of forms of youth organising are more content with their place in society, compared to their peers who […]
Addressing climate change: Parliamentarians around the world emphasize the role of public empowerment ahead of COP26
The 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will take place later this year, in Glasgow, United Kingdom from 1-12 November 2021. COP26 is considered to be the most important inter-governmental meeting on the environment since the Paris Agreement in 2015. This is because it will […]