Welcome to the Political Economy of Democracy Promotion Project website. This project is a collaboration between the Westminster Foundation for Democracy and the International Development Department at the University of Birmingham.
The project combines the analytical strengths of academic researchers with the practical experience of WFD. It will identify when democracy promotion activities are most successful, and examine how democracy promotion can be improved.
This project has produced a number of policy papers and (forthcoming) academic articles.
Copies of all our papers are available here.
In July 2018, the Westminster Foundation for Democracy and the Center for Advanced Legal Studies of the University of London will host a seminar on Post-Legislative Scrutiny. Academics, parliamentarians, senior parliamentary staff, parliamentary development practitioners, and legal / governance experts are invited to respond to the Call for Papers, which closes on 5 April 2018.