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WFD is the UK public body dedicated to strengthening democracy and open societies around the world.
The Westminster Foundation for Democracy office in Skopje is established in 2008 and is the first WFD office open outside of the United Kingdom. Since its establishment, the office has worked with institutions, MPs, civil society, political parties, and journalists on advancing democracy, participation and effective public policies.
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.
WFD's management team and in-house experts on democracy and governance issues.
WFD has been working and contributing towards strengthening democracy in Nigeria, since 2012. From promoting inclusive, open, and transparent governance, to championing gender and human rights, and promoting the participation of youth, women, and persons with disabilities’ (PWDs) participation in elections, as well as supporting the legislature to review and pass laws protecting women and girls against violence. Partnerships at the national and state level – for example with the National Assembly of Nigeria; State Houses of Assembly; Election Management Bodies (EMBs), political parties; and youth, women, and PWDs-focused organisations – have enhanced our democracy strengthening work.
For too long, corruption has been viewed as a secondary development issue. This is a mistake. Corruption is a security issue of the first degree. Dirty money and democracy don’t go together.
WFD is helping to make countries' political systems fairer, more inclusive, and more accountable. We do this by working with parliaments, political parties, electoral bodies and civil society.
With support from UK Aid through the Standing Together for Democracy Consortium, WFD and the Sierra Leone Union on Disability Issues (SLUDI) partnered up to reach the PWDs community across Sierra Leone.
When people are excluded from political power, or if the real concerns of citizens are not addressed, then democracy is not living up to its promise. That is why inclusion is a central part of our work.
Albania is one of the Western Balkans' countries most susceptible to changing climate trends. Alternating weather patterns have already been observed over the last 15 years and the main Albanian document on addressing them is the National Strategy for Climate Change (NSCC) and respective Plans approved by the Albanian Government in July 2019.
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.
Together with Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), WFD is implementing a programme that is supporting Kenyan parliamentarians to prepare for the upcoming Conference of Parties 26 (COP26) in Glasgow, United Kingdom.
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 aim of this study, undertaken jointly by Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) and the Centre for Study and Research Action on Governance (CERAG), is to provide substantive data on the costs of parliamentary work in Senegal.