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WFD is the UK public body dedicated to strengthening democracy and open societies around the world. We are governed by a board made up of MPs who represent the main UK political parties as well as independent experts.
The edited minutes of our Board of Governors meetings since 2012.
International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) policy
WFD invites bids from suppliers to provide internal audit and assurance services from 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2025.
This new website provides a greater scope for two-way communications practices, as it offers several remote services such as requesting visits to the parliamentary building library, getting media accreditations, and submitting internship applications.
This policy paper examines how political party strengthening contributes to democracy promotion and identifies where these approaches work best. The evidence suggests that the sister-party model – a model centred on relationships between parties with similar ideological positions – has value, but that it would be more effective if it were deployed more strategically.
The London Declaration on Post-Legislative Scrutiny aims at galvanising action in national parliaments around the world, based on a common understanding of post-legislative scrutiny and with support from WFD.
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.
On 6-7 August, political party and community leaders from Ghana and 14 Commonwealth countries met in Ghana to discuss ways to tackle the under-representation of women in leadership positions.
To achieve the reality of programmes that respond to changing needs commitment is needed from practitioners and donors alike to change their practices. WFD, DAI Europe and the range of practitioners participating in the roundtable are committed to explaining why working in this difficult political space provides real value to development, but also why it needs to be flexible and adaptable to succeed.
Addressing climate change: Parliamentarians around the world emphasize the role of public empowerment ahead of COP26
Ahead of CO26, Members of Parliament from 5 countries – Canada, Georgia, Indonesia, Kenya, and Pakistan – have added their names to a statement that calls for public empowerment to be a top priority at the conference.
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Since the start of the democratic transition in Albania in 1990, the country has gone through many reform processes. However, there has not yet been a significant growth in the number and social power of civic movements. Nevertheless, in recent years social movements arising around new causes are propelling progressive ideas into the public domain.
Three areas are important for the political process and public discourse around elections: election campaigns; electoral observation; and the information landscape.