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A global and country-specific analysis of parliaments’ relationships with Supreme Audit, Anti-Corruption, and Human Rights institutions
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.
Learning from success: The implementation of election observation recommendations in Sub-Saharan Africa
This paper examines the implementation of recommendations made by several leading international observers in five countries in sub-Saharan Africa: Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, and Uganda. It reveals both similarities and differences in the factors that shape the implementation of recommendations between these countries.
Human rights violators should be scared. More and more democratic countries are holding them individually accountable for their crimes and are issuing individual so-called ‘Magnitsky Sanctions’ to target them where it hurts most: their pockets and their freedom to travel.
The inclusion of women and young people is transforming political culture in Bosnia and Herzegovina and having positive impacts for communities and the environment
WFD supports electoral integrity around the world. We do this by encouraging reforms that contribute to free and fair elections. We also organise election observation and conduct research on electoral reform.
Empowering women candidates to run successful campaigns ahead of the 2021 general elections in Uganda
WFD, through its inclusive and accountable politics programme, is working towards greater access and inclusion of women and marginalized groups in formal and informal political participation.
Governments around the world have introduced emergency measures to fight the coronavirus, often alongside significant financial support packages designed to cushion the economic impacts of the virus and ensure livelihoods. At this time, accountability and citizens’ rights must not be suspended. Quite the opposite: checks on executives exercising extraordinary powers are increasingly critical. However, they are challenging in equal measure.
Three areas are important for the political process and public discourse around elections: election campaigns; electoral observation; and the information landscape.
Georgian civil society organisations (CSOs) shared with the Parliament’s Human Rights Committee the harrowing stories they’ve encountered through their work.
Connecting with constituents? Parliamentary aspirants’ use of WhatsApp in Uganda’s 2021 ‘scientific’ election
This research looks at how Ugandan parliamentary aspirants used WhatsApp during the 2021 election campaign and analyses how this tool can be leveraged in the future.
In Bosnia and Herzegovina, private sector employees are usually underpaid and their employment status is often not regulated enough. Also, their salaries paid in illegal ways meaning they get fewer pension benefits. What is more, employers often violate or deny employees’ labour rights.
Connecting parliaments: Harnessing digital dividends to increase transparency and citizen engagement
Parliamentary digital transformation is a relatively underfunded area of work, but a vitally important one in achieving the very common overarching goals of open, accountable, inclusive and participative government. Improvements in how parliamentary digital capacity building can be done better are possible with better strategy, funding and cooperation, and when parliaments are enthusiastic and willing to take the opportunities offered to them to improve themselves.
WFD has been working with the parliament of Kenya to continue its journey to become more open and transparent.