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Operating directly in over 40 countries, WFD works with parliaments, political parties, and civil society groups as well as on elections to help make countries’ political systems fairer and more inclusive, accountable and transparent. Alongside the country programmes WFD directly implements across the globe, we support the international work of UK political parties through four global programmes. WFD also implements two regional programmes – in the Western Balkans and in the Middle East and North Africa – as well as our Commonwealth programme.

On behalf of the United Kingdom, WFD recruits international election observers. Meanwhile, our research aims to build an evidence base for and improve the quality of democracy assistance.