Category: Democracy Assistance and Promotion

Celebrating democracy’s resilient trailblazers


The fortitude, vibrancy, and diversity of global democratic activism were showcased on November 14, 2023, as the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) honored champions of freedom with a special 40th anniversary… Read more »

Democracy ‘erodes from the top’: How elites nurture illiberal populism


Liberal democracy is losing steam, say analysts Ayisha Osori, the Director, Ideas and Fellowship Collaborative at the Open Society Foundation (OSF). Udo Jude Ilo, the Interim Executive Director at the… Read more »

Democracy’s surprising resilience belies ‘backsliding’?


The days when democracy was considered the only viable political regime are over, according to a leading analyst. “This process of a declining Liberal West, along with its increasing inability… Read more »