WFD’s unique mix of parliamentary and political party access enables us to look at parliaments from both an external and internal perspective. Our research portfolio has a broad remit to explore both how parliaments are shaping the broader democratic landscapes in their countries and how other democratic institutions and processes are shaping the ways parliament itself functions. WFD’s research in this area works to inform and test our programme activities – improving WFD’s performance while sharing lessons and good practice with colleagues in the donor and democracy assistance community.

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Political trust: The glue that keeps democracies together

May 27th, 2020|Comments Off on Political trust: The glue that keeps democracies together

A thorough understanding of the effects of political trust, and how it can be built, is essential to combat the rise of populism and anti-system parties, and would be valuable for democracy assistance more broadly. Despite this, political trust remains poorly understood.

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