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. 
Browse our archive of resources below.
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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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This paper from Dr Maria Mousmouti explores the significance of evaluating post-legislative scrutiny activities in parliaments. She proposes an evaluative framework, drawing on previous work by WFD, that incorporates traditional criteria, while also integrating important principles like inclusivity and democratic governance impact. Throughout, Dr Mousmouti provides valuable insights and practical examples to guide the evaluation process, emphasising the importance of transparency, accountability, and building public trust.
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Strategic guide for women candidates in Indonesia’s 2024 election
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This manual provides practical guidance preparing, organising and following up on post-legislative scrutiny activities. The manual proposes new or additional parliamentary practices to improve the efficiency of PLS and/or its outreach to the public. This document is a revised and updated version of WFD’s PLS manual from 2017.
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This resource equips media professionals with the knowledge and tools to debunk common myths and misconceptions about energy and climate change. It provides accurate information, clarifies misconceptions, and empowers journalists to counter misinformation with evidence-based reporting.
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This resource delves into the critical intersection of climate change and social inequalities. It explores how environmental challenges disproportionately impact vulnerable communities, shedding light on the need for inclusive and equitable climate action. By providing a deeper understanding of the social dimensions of climate change, this resource fosters a more informed and fair discourse on the subject.
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The document serves as a valuable guide, offering effective communication strategies for discussing climate change in the media. It provides essential guidance on crafting compelling narratives and employing engaging storytelling techniques to effectively convey the urgency and significance of climate change to the public.
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The "Climate Change and Environment: Knowledge Map" document acts as a trusted guide, navigating the complex terrain of climate change and its impact on the environment. It provides a structured and comprehensive overview of essential concepts, knowledge, and interconnections, empowering media professionals to report on climate change issues accurately and effectively.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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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.
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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!
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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. 
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