About Westminister Foundation for Democracy
Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) is a non-governmental public body sponsored by the Foreign and Commonwealth (FCO) and supported by the Department for International Development (DFID), the World Bank, EU, and the governments of Germany, the United States, and the Netherlands, amongst others. Established in 1992, WFD has provided democratic assistance programmes in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Africa, Middle East and North Africa, Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean, with country-based programs in nearly 30 countries as of early 2018.
WFD specialises in parliamentary strengthening, political party development, civil society strengthening, and support to electoral processes, with cross-cutting initiatives on inclusive politics, human rights, and government transparency. WFD does this by assisting in the development of parliaments, political parties, civil society organisations, and electoral bodies, as well as conducting research in collaboration with leading universities, think tanks, and independent specialists.
WFD is uniquely placed to draw directly on the expertise of the Westminster political parties, members of parliament (MPs) and devolved assemblies, and British civil society and technical experts in all its work, as well as a growing network of international and national experts. More about WFD can be found on www.wfd.org.