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THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR DEMOCRACY

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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Jul 29,2015

Russia’s crackdown on civil society shows the...

National Endowment for Democracy President Carl Gershman writes an op-end on Russia's "Undesirable Organization" listRussia’s newest anti-NGO law, under which the National Endowment for Democracy on Tuesday was declared an “undesirable organization”prohibited from operating in Russia, is the latest...

Jul 28,2015

Statement on Russian Undesirable Organizations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDATE:  July 28, 2015CONTACT:  Jane Riley Jacobsen  jane@ned.org, 202-378-9700National Endowment for Democracy Statement on Russian Undesirable OrganizationsWASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to being named an “undesirable organization” by the Russian government, the National Endowment...

Jul 25,2015

NED's New Beta Site

Since its founding in 1983, the National Endowment for Democracy has remained on the leading edge of democratic struggles everywhere, while evolving into a multifaceted institution that is a hub of activity, resources and intellectual exchange for activists, practitioners and scholars of democracy the world...

Jul 23,2015

Where We Work

Democracy belongs to no single nation, but rather it is the birthright of every person in every nation. That’s why the National Endowment for Democracy works in all corners of the globe, supporting democracy activists on six continents and in 90 countries.Our work abroad takes the form of grants to local,...

Jul 21,2015

2015-2016 Penn Kemble Forum

The National Endowment for Democracy is accepting applications for its 2015-2016 Penn Kemble Youth Forum on Democracy.Purpose of the ForumTo provide an opportunity for the next generation of aspiring democracy practitioners and foreign policy professionals to engage in networking, education, and training...

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NED

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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