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WFD facilitated the establishment of a coalition for change which brought together civil society organisations, youth organisations, members of parliament, government officials, and PWDs, to advocate for significant changes for issues that affect PWDs.
WFD Uganda has been working with accountability champions in the Parliament of Uganda who can advance more meaningful participation of young people in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Empowering women candidates to run successful campaigns ahead of the 2021 general elections in Uganda
WFD, through its inclusive and accountable politics programme, is working towards greater access and inclusion of women and marginalized groups in formal and informal political participation.
Anika Jane Dorothy, the Executive Director of the Green Congress of Kenya, visited the UK as a participant in the Green Talent Accelerator. The visit was designed to support Anika in her leadership objectives.
The inaugural Women’s Leadership Programme of the Africa Liberal Network took place from on 6-7 March.
WFD is supporting Western Balkans Parliaments on their post-legislative scrutiny journey.
The policy paper titled ‘Gender-sensitive post-legislative scrutiny’ examines the meeting point between post-legislative scrutiny and gender analysis.
This brief focuses on the role of Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) and whether they are fit for purpose in the age of COVID-19 and beyond.
As part of Westminster Foundation for Democracy’s (WFD) briefs on financial accountability, this brief examines the typical operating process of PACs in the Westminster tradition and four key challenges faced by PACs in effectively discharging their oversight role.
Strengthening the role of Parliament in the Budget Process: the role of Parliamentary Budget Offices
This brief examines the role of the parliamentary budget office (PBO), how PBOs add value to the work of parliament’s oversight of the budget and standards for collaboration between the PBO and parliament.
It is clear is that there are significant risks associated with leaving governments to effectively manage public debt without proper oversight. Parliament needs to, among other things, set and modernize legal frameworks for debt management, properly examine and ratify loan agreements and oversee the riskiest generators of public debt—SOEs.
Combatting Corruption Capably: An assessment framework for parliament’s interaction with anti-corruption agencies
This resource highlights the constructive role of parliaments in overcoming the challenges anti-corruption agencies (ACAs) often face. It provides an insight into parliaments’ role in contributing to combatting corruption by exercising their legislative and oversight role in support of the effectiveness of ACAs.
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.
This paper proposes one assessment framework to analyse the institutional characteristics and functioning of independent oversight institutions and regulatory agencies and their relationship to parliament.
Aan introduction to independent oversight institutions and their relationship with parliament.