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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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June 14, 2018

Statement of the National Endowment for Democracy on the...

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) welcomes the announcement today that former Ambassador Derek Mitchell will be the next President of the National Democratic Institute (NDI), a core institute of the Endowment.

June 13, 2018

International Forum for Democratic Studies June 2018 Newsletter:...

The June 2018 edition of the Forum newsletter explores the latest issue of the Journal of Democracy, recaps recent events, and more.

June 07, 2018

Forum Q&A: Alberto Vergara on Politics, Parties, and the...

Jessica Ludwig of the International Forum for Democratic Studies spoke with Peruvian political scientist Alberto Vergara about the declining importance of structured political parties in Peru and the subsequent crisis of political representation.

June 04, 2018

Movement for Human Rights and Freedom in North Korea to...

Four Korean organizations working to document human rights abuses, empower defectors, and ensure the free flow of information in North Korea will be honored by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) with the 2018 Democracy Award on June...

May 29, 2018

Issue Brief: How Disinformation Impacts Politics and Publics

The International Forum for Democratic Studies assesses the tactics used by political actors to shape the information environment and explores the proliferation of digital disinformation in the contemporary information space.

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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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