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Around the world, a deliberative wave has been growing as innovative ways of involving citizens in policy-making have gained traction with governments and citizens. And Africa is no exception: From deliberative participatory budgeting in Kenya, and addressing corruption in Malawi, to risk management in flood prone areas in Uganda, deliberative processes are certainly refreshing democracy in Africa.
To support Jordan’s political reform process and help the country’s political decision-making be more open and inclusive, Westminster Foundation for Democracy has been working as part of a consortium of organisations to implement the ‘EU Support to Jordanian Democratic Institutions and Development’ (EU-JDID) programme since 2017.
The adoption of the Glasgow ACE Work Programme, agreed at COP26, represents a renewed commitment to integrating environmental democracy practices throughout the commitments made across the conference. The upcoming Summit for Democracy provides the opportunity to mainstream the environmental democracy approach.
International Human Rights Day on Tuesday 10 December is an occasion to underline that human rights, and the interdependence of human rights and the rule of law, are core components of democracy as a concept and as a practice.
WFD in partnership with the Community of Democracies worked in The Gambia to help women leaders navigate the challenges they face and bring about more inclusive democracy in the country.
We have developed our Pandemic Democracy Tracker to monitor the quality of democratic responses to COVID-19 across 30-plus countries in which we work. The tracker captures information about each democracy’s response.
The year saw us conduct more than 600 activities, reaching over 6,000 participants and producing almost 100 products ranging from research on the cost of politics we commissioned to a strategic plan for the National Assembly of Pakistan that we supported.
In partnership with the National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS), WFD conducted three series of Policy Dialogues on topical concerns that were of interests to the diverse population of Nigeria. The dialogues brought together a broad range of participants to reflect on the concerns, and to offer doable solutions.
The past week has been an emotional, as well as a political, roller-coaster across the UK, including inside WFD. On both sides of the debate there has been surprise, concern, anger, and optimism at some point since the voting started on Thursday. There has been an outpouring of perceptive analysis about the result, much of it very relevant to the challenges that WFD tries to help our partners to address, including how important it is for political leaders to listen to all parts of society, and how to manage political campaigns responsibly.
With a ‘new deliberative wave’ sweeping across the world, politicians and citizens have an incredible opportunity to save our democracies from polarization and lack of trust and build a strong democratic culture for the future.
Building a democracy that all Americans can be proud of will take courage and fortitude, and the wisdom to see that that task can never be complete. My greatest hope is that this journey begins now, before it is too late. The whole world is watching.
Boycotting parliament has become an increasingly common occurrence in parliamentary life in the Western Balkans. To better understand the phenomenon and its potential implications for parliamentary support projects in the Western Balkans, WFD through the Western Balkans Democracy Initiative commissioned a research study on the causes and effects of boycotting parliament.
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is not only a health crisis. It is already having seismic economic, social and political implications. Those interested in democracy and good governance should be alive to both the risks and the opportunities posed by the current crisis – their voices could make the difference between setback and progress.
As we look forward to 2021, we are reflecting the five key lessons we will carry with us into the new year.
The 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, which fell on 9th November 1989, prompts reflections on the state of democracy around the world.