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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.
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.
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.
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.
WFD’s annual reception at Houses of Parliament.
At WFD, we are always working to promote inclusive politics and make the case for continuing support to democratic institutions and leadership. Here are five ways we are working to address these important issues.
When women take part in politics, the whole of society benefits. That is the main finding of this report, which is produced in partnership with the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership at King’s College London.
WFD embarked on a full overhaul of its monitoring system and launched a number of new tools in April 2019. Now, more than two quarters into this work, we can share some of the lessons we have learnt.
Deliberative democracy complements representative democracy to enhance certain policy outcomes but should not be seen as competing against existing political authorities.
On 25 July, Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) launched a new Youth Empowerment Programme (YEP) to support the advancement of democracy in Nigeria through increased political participation and electoral representation of young people.
Just under half of 33 countries do not have a sunset clause in their emergency COVID-19 legislation, WFD’s Pandemic Democracy Tracker shows.