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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 1,600 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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November 19, 2020

"The Social Requisites of Democracy Revisited" and "Steady...

Seymour Martin Lipset’s scholarship on such themes as the conditions for democracy, political parties, voting behavior, extremist movements, ideologies, and public opinion constitutes one of the most prolific, insightful, and widely read bodies...

November 12, 2020

Youth Participation Critical to Democratic Progress in Côte...

[caption id="attachment_27773" align="aligncenter" width="1260"] Electoral Commission officials check the voter's information at a polling station in Abobo, a suburb of Abidjan, during Côte d'Ivoire's presidential elections on October 31, 2020....

November 03, 2020

NED Mourns Victims of Kabul University Attack

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is shocked and saddened by the attack claimed by the Islamic State yesterday at Kabul University that killed 22 people, most of them students, and wounded 27 others. Three of the victims were members...

October 19, 2020

NED's Grantmaking in 2020 is the Highest in 36-year History

In the midst of the global covid-19 crisis, the National Endowment for Democracy continues the critical mission of supporting democracy and its advocates around the world. Endowment grantmaking was stronger than ever in 2020, supporting 1,995...

October 15, 2020

Women’s Critical Role in Preserving Afghanistan’s Democratic...

[caption id="attachment_27652" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Afghan women protesters march in Jalalabad to show their support for peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban. (Photograph by Noorullah Shirzada, AFP via Getty...

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Initiatives of the National Endowment for Democracy

  • 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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