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The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a private, nonprofit foundation dedicated to the growth and strengthening of democratic institutions around the world. Each year, NED makes more than 1,000 grants to support the projects of non-governmental groups abroad who are working for democratic goals in more than 90 countries.
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October 20, 2016

Journal of Democracy October 2016 Issue: The Specter Haunting...

The October 2016 issue features seven essays on the political tendencies challenging liberal democracy in Europe, as well as articles on the Philippines' election, China, Iraq, Peru, Tunisia, and more.

October 19, 2016

Democracy Aid in Challenging Contexts: APSA-CD Newsletter...

"Amidst the current global authoritarian advance, political conditions for democracy aid are becoming increasingly challenging. In many countries, democracy promoters face the resistance of ever more self-confident authoritarian incumbents and...

October 06, 2016

Madeleine Albright's Remarks: The Legacy of Vaclav Havel...

Read Madeleine Albright's introductory remarks at NED's event on the legacy of Vaclav Havel.

October 03, 2016

The Internet: A Powerful Tool for Freedom or Control?

In an interview with Efecto Naim, NED Vice President for Studies and Analysis Christopher Walker discusses how government around the world are using the Internet as a means of extending authoritarian controls over freedom of expression.

September 26, 2016

NED Launches Third Cohort of Penn Kemble Forum

On September 21, 2016, the Endowment welcomed its third cohort of Penn Kemble Forum on Democracy Fellows with a panel discussion between Francis Fukuyama and Larry Diamond. The conversation was moderated by 2015-16 Penn Kemble alumna Ruth Smith.  The...

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Initiatives

  • WORLD MOVEMENT FOR DEMOCRACY

    A network of activists, practitioners, scholars, policy makers, and funders who work

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  • INTERNATIONAL FORUM FOR DEMOCRATIC STUDIES

    The Forum strives to bridge the gap between academic research and the practice of democracy.

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  • journal of democracy

    The Journal of Democracy is the world’s leading publication on the theory and practice of democracy

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  • CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL MEDIA ASSISTANCE

    Raises the visibility and improves the effectiveness of media development around the world.

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