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Resources

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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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.
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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.
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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.
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The Zambia Cost of Politics Survey (ZCPS) examines campaign finance in the Zambian 2021 parliamentary election.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 housing rights of LGBT+ communities. 

LGBT+ communities’ access to justice and rights to remedy for human rights violations are cross-cutting themes.
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This survey was conducted to gain insight into the public's understanding and viewpoints on climate change and renewal energy in Armenia and help policymakers and legislators in their ongoing work. You can read the highlights of the report in this page or download the full report in pdf format.
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This endline evaluation assesses phase I and phase II of the KIPP programme. The evaluation documents the changes attributable to the actions of the KIPP programme towards achieving participation and representation of persons with disabilities (PWDs) within Kenyan political parties.
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This report examines how states that are committed to strengthening democracy engage with authoritarian states – and how this can strengthen authoritarianism. It outlines how pro-democracy governments can better engage with authoritarian states to avoid doing democratic harm and ultimately strengthen democracy around the world.
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This research report outlines the barriers women face in their pursuit of political leadership in Southeast Asia. It considers the structural, institutional, economic, and cultural factors that hinder or stop women from fully participating in political participation, leadership and governance. Read the executive summary on this page or download the full report in PDF format.
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This framework presents principles and approaches to underpin WFD’s programming in fragile and conflict-affected contexts, offering a guidance for WFD’s staff and partners.
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To inform the work of the second phase of the Global Equality Project (GEP II), implemented in partnership with Kaleidoscope Trust, this study focuses on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on LGBT+ activists, as well as on the dynamics and spaces of their activism. By investigating the experiences of LGBT+ activists and organisations during the pandemic, it identifies specific recommendations for policymakers to ensure that mental health services are of good quality, and are available, accessible, and affordable to everyone without any discrimination. Moreover, this report calls on governments, international institutions and other stakeholders to ensure that the negative mental health outcomes of LGBT+ people and activists are adequately prioritised and addressed in the post-pandemic recovery.
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To inform the work of the second phase of the Global Equality Project (GEP II), implemented in partnership with Kaleidoscope Trust, this report explores the impact of Covid-19 on LGBT+ activists in Nigeria, Sri Lanka and Indonesia. As the most impactful global health disaster the world has faced since World War II, the research aimed to assess the extraordinary impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable LGBT+ individuals. The countries were selected to comparatively illustrate cases in Africa, South Asia, and Southeast Asia due to their distinct social, cultural, and legislative contexts.
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