WFD produces research that aims to build an evidence base for and improve the quality of democracy assistance. We also generate policy that contributes new tools for democracy support, as well as guides for parliaments, civil society and democracy support practitioners. 
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Discover women's paths to political leadership in Southeast Asia with our research

This research outlines what barriers women face in their pursuit of political leadership and profiles women who have broken through these barriers or have forged and democratised pathways to political power. 


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By exploring the interplay between climate change and natural hazards, this knowledge product equips media professionals with a deeper understanding of the complex dynamics at play. It sheds light on the environmental shifts that contribute to the occurrence and intensity of natural disasters, enabling journalists to report on climate change-related hazards with accuracy and nuance.
26 June 2023 | Briefing
This knowledge product delves into the realm of environmental and climate change stakeholders, offering a comprehensive mapping of the organisations and individuals actively involved in driving environmental action in Georgia. By providing an in-depth overview, this resource empowers media professionals to gain a deeper understanding of the landscape, fostering collaboration and facilitating informed reporting on environmental and climate change initiatives.
26 June 2023 | Briefing
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On the 21 of June, 2023, WFD North Macedonia, in cooperation with the Presidential Center for Political Education (PCPO), organized an expert debate to promote the findings of the Analysis of Political Education in North Macedonia. The analysis shows that in the educational programs for primary and secondary education in the educational system, topics from the field of political education are dispersed in several subjects such as: civic education, sociology and introduction to law. At the same time, there is a serious authoritarian charge among young people in North Macedonia, especially when it comes to values related to ethnic/national themes or democratic state management. An additional sign for the need for political education are the findings of the Westminster research, according to which even 57% of young people are not at all interested and do not follow political events.
23 June 2023 | Report
youth politics
To identify the gaps and challenges in the Georgian media landscape in terms of covering climate and environmental issues and to assess the needs of Georgian media organisations as well as individual reporters, a qualitative study was conducted. The study consisted of three main methods of data collection and validation: a desk review of secondary sources, semi-structured interviews of relevant stakeholders, and a validation workshop.
13 June 2023 | Study
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Political parties play an important role in democratic development. Therefore, it is essential for parties to promote women in their candidate lists and provide women candidates with appropriate training, support, and funds. In many countries, the adoption of party quotas has increased women’s participation in politics, but this has not sufficed to ensure their meaningful representation and their voice in politics.

23 May 2023 | Report
women politics
In order to examine the challenges and needs of civil society and community organizations addressing the matters concerning climate change and environmental protection in Georgia, the measures proposed by the Centre for Strategy and Development, along with desk research, encompassed such a qualitative method of data collection as conducting in-depth interviews with subject matter experts on climate change and environmental protection, representatives of the non-governmental sector (civil society and community organizations) and universities.
23 May 2023 | Study
Report on engagement of civil society organisations on climate change in Georgia
The recent 2022 General Elections in Malaysia saw a backsliding in women’s political leadership (WPL). This social media pack contains concise information on women's political leadership in Malaysia surrounding the 15th General Elections, in the form of ready-to-use English and Malay social media posts.

Make a change; call for greater representation!
19 May 2023 | Briefing
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This report offers a data-driven analysis on how the lack of engagement with parliamentary actors has left a big gap between the formulation of climate action commitments put forward by the Indonesian government and their effective implementation. The report is available in Indonesian with a separate annex document in English outlining the research methodology, Indonesia's climate policy long list and short list, as well as a quantified scoring of the ambition level of Indonesia’s climate commitments against countries with similar characteristics. 
15 May 2023 | Other
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WFD's evaluation of its work on post-legislative scrutiny (PLS) has clear lessons for parliaments and other democracy support organisations, demonstrating the value of PLS as a concept and oversight tool.
09 May 2023 | Other
The survey conducted by WFD provides insights about the level of political awareness among Serbian citizens, their outlook on domestic political issues and progress, viewpoints on the status of women and youth in society, and their stance on current international affairs.
10 April 2023 | Study
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Research conducted in 2021 and 2022 into the costs of politics in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras supported by the Westminster Foundation for Democracy in partnership with Hans Seidel Stiftung has shown how a combination of weakly enforced campaign finance regulation, voter expectations and the increasing influence of criminal gangs over politics are contributors to the rising costs of seeking political office.
31 March 2023 | Report
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The Zambia Cost of Politics Survey (ZCPS) examines campaign finance in the Zambian 2021 parliamentary election.
24 March 2023 | Report
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This survey was conducted to study the attitudes and opinions of the population of Georgia regarding environmental and climate change issues. You can read the highlights of the report on this page or download the full report in pdf format.
07 March 2023 | Study
Climate Change and Environmentally Focused Nationwide Opinion Poll in Georgia
The objective of this policy brief is to assess how Sri Lanka’s political upheaval and economic crisis has exacerbated existing structural weaknesses and negatively impacted the rights to work of LGBT+ communities.

LGBT+ communities’ access to justice and rights to remedy for human rights violations are cross-cutting themes.
27 February 2023 | Briefing
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The objective of this policy brief is to assess how Sri Lanka’s political upheaval and economic crisis has exacerbated existing structural weaknesses and negatively impacted the education rights of LGBT+ communities.

LGBT+ communities’ access to justice and rights to remedy for human rights violations are cross-cutting themes.
27 February 2023 | Briefing
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