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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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LATEST NEWS

May 16, 2017

Anti-Corruption Fight is Focus of 2017 Democracy Award

The National Endowment for Democracy to honor activists from Afghanistan, Angola, Guatemala, Malaysia, and Ukraine with Democracy Award. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi will make remarks at the presentation.

May 16, 2017

NED Mourns the loss of Eddie Williams

The Board and staff of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) was saddened to learn of the passing of Eddie Williams, the founder of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies. Williams, who died May 8 at the age of 84, was a Board...

May 10, 2017

Vin Weber's Testimony at the Hearing on the Importance of...

The Honorable Vin Weber testifies at the hearing on the Importance of U.S. Democracy Assistance to Senate Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Foreign Operations Appropriations.

May 03, 2017

April 2017 Issue of the Journal of Democracy

The April 2017 issue features a series of articles on the 2016 U.S. Election and the state of democracy in the United States, as well as articles on democracy in Ghana, Southeast Asia, Nicaragua, and more.

April 20, 2017

Remarks by Carl Gershman at the Conference on “The United...

NED President Carl Gershman asks, "Does Democracy Matter?" at Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, DC.

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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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