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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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 are not (49,5% compared to 28,2%). One fifth of young people regularly take action to solve social problems (22,3%) and one third of them (29,2%) succeed in these efforts and solve the problems.
29 June 2021 | Study
youth inequality
This study analysed the results of the 2020 local elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina from a gender equality angle and mapped the key trends in the representation of women in local governments.
27 June 2021 | Study
This research looks at how Ugandan parliamentary aspirants used WhatsApp during the 2021 election campaign and analyses how this tool can be leveraged in the future.
16 June 2021 | Study
Front cover image parliamentary aspirants use of WhatsApp in Ugandas 2021 elections
WFD researched the role of media on covering women candidates and issues related to them. The main purpose of this finalised monitoring report was to closely assess the media coverage of problems related to women and girls during the parliamentary elections of 25 April, 2021.
10 June 2021 | Report
Democracy and anti-corruption are complementary, and that we can ‘do anti-corruption democratically’ in poor and rich countries in ways that are politically informed.
02 June 2021 | Briefing
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In times of a global pandemic, it is important to try and improve newly adapted living and working conditions for all social and age groups. WFD in Bosnia and Herzegovina conducted a research on how the Covid-19 virus affected the youth in that country in terms of living conditions and employment opportunities.
02 June 2021 | Study
Young man speaking at a conference
To better understand the challenges of political parties in Albania for ensuring equal gender participation and representation at all levels, WFD Albania partnered with the Albanian Women’s Empowerment Network (AWEN) to monitor the 2021 elections. Please note this resource is in Albanian.
21 May 2021 | Report
WFD’s Guide for Participation in Democratic Environmental Governance identifies challenges and entry-points to promote dialogue with everyone who has a stake in environmental governance, especially those who are most vulnerable.
19 May 2021 | Guide
In 2020, the world came up against the COVID-19 pandemic which caused serious health and national crises. Managing the pandemic and its consequences became the priority issue for most governments across the globe. The majority of countries implemented temporary measures such as quarantine that limited certain civic rights. In particular, the freedom of movement and assembly were directly affected by governments’ responses to the pandemic.
27 April 2021 | Study
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The policy paper outlines several options, conditions, incentives and obstacles for future anti-corruption programming in the area of governance and parliamentary functioning.
20 April 2021 | Briefing
Rethinking strategies for an effective parliamentary role in combatting corruption front cover image
The Civic Resistance, with the support of the Westminster Foundation for Democracy, analyzed the representation of youth in the candidates’ lists of the 3 main political parties, for members of parliament for the Albanian Parliamentary elections of April 25, 2021.
04 April 2021 | Report
This guide for parliamentary practice outlines an approach to assessing the implementation and the impact of climate and environmental legislation at national level.

01 April 2021 | Guide
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On 14 February 2021, a snap election took place in Kosovo. The short timeframe for holding the elections, the political and judicial controversies that led to it, and Covid-19 meant that the electoral system was under pressure. Due to the pandemic, the presence of international observers was limited, and domestic observers were also forced to reduce their presence. These circumstances presented potential challenges to the acceptance of the legitimacy of the results and the identification of technical improvements required in future elections.
25 March 2021 | Report
This report focuses on women’s motivation to seek, and their preparation for, political leadership roles.
25 March 2021 | Report
This report focuses on women’s motivation to seek, and their preparation for, political leadership roles.
25 March 2021 | Report