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Unsustainable and opaque debt is a democratic deficit. New briefs by the National Democratic Institute and WFD explain how parliaments can ensure governments take on debt responsibly and in ways that benefit citizens.
The Social Scientists Association undertook a survey of the knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions of Sri Lankans about Sri Lankan LGBT persons.
WFD has been working with the parliament of Kenya to continue its journey to become more open and transparent.
The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (VRU) tends to focus on the legislative rather than the oversight aspect of its role. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in spring 2020, Ukraine enacted over 27 pieces of emergency legislation to enable the government to respond to the crisis. In a context where the scrutiny of laws is already insufficient, this particular batch of legislation was rushed through and received even less attention from parliament than would normally be the case. Supported by this British Embassy funded-programme, the Committee on Economic Development conducted a post-legislative scrutiny (PLS) pilot to assess the effectiveness and the impact of COVID-19 emergency legislation and presented its findings to the government in a PLS report.
Young people in Montenegro are disappointed and have lost trust in political parties, a new study commissioned by WFD shows. What is more, young people still show very little interest in the political scene in Montenegro.
Early lessons from France and the UK on the roles of climate citizens’ assemblies and legislators to enhance climate action
Both experiences highlight the value of citizens’ assemblies in spurring greater and fairer climate ambition thanks to different representation, legitimacy and deliberation methods. They also provide early lessons on the decision-making process that follow.
This safeguarding policy sets out how WFD will manage and mitigate risks of sexual exploitation or abuse that arise in the course of our work and the implementation of our programmes.