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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

February 05, 2016

Christopher Walker is New Vice President for Studies and...

In his new position, Walker joins the leadership team at NED and continues to oversee the activities of NED's International Forum for Democratic Studies, a leading center for the analysis and discussion of democratic development, where Walker...

January 27, 2016

APSA-CD Newsletter: Opposition in Authoritarian Regimes

"Most studies of authoritarian political systems examine their inner workings, or the ways regime insiders use resources to limit activities threatening their hegemony. The authors here focus explicitly on opposition to these regimes and offer...

January 22, 2016

Ethiopia: Silencing Dissent — Journal of Democracy January...

In Ethiopia’s May 2015 parliamentary elections, the long-ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), together with its allies, claimed a historic victory with 100 percent of the seats. Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellow...

January 21, 2016

Journal of Democracy January 2016 Issue: The Authoritarian...

In "China and the 'Singapore Model,'" Stephan Ortmann and Mark R. Thompson examine China's desire to learn from Singapore "how to combine authoritarian rule with 'good governance.'" The authors write that the "emerging superpower" has "few peers...

January 20, 2016

National Endowment for Democracy Adds Three to Board of...

Former Congressman David Skaggs, author & columnist Anne Applebaum, and Duke University lawyer & political scientist Donald Horowitz were elected at NED’s January 2016 board meeting.

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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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