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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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August 10, 2020

DEMOCRACY AND HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS RESPOND TO THREAT...

On August 10, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) announced plans to sanction 11 U.S. politicians and heads of organizations that further democracy and human rights around the world, including National Endowment...

July 23, 2020

NED HONORS SUDAN’S CIVIL SOCIETY WITH 2020 NED DEMOCRACY...

On July 22, 2020, the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) paid tribute to the people of Sudan and their historic 2019 revolution by honoring three organizations working tirelessly to strengthen civil society in Sudan with the 2020 Democracy...

July 20, 2020

Journal of Democracy July 2020 Issue

In the Journal of Democracy's July issue, contributors survey the pressing challenges that, from Latin America to East Asia, are shaping the balance between democracy and authoritarianism today.

July 20, 2020

International Forum for Democratic Studies July 2020 Newsletter

The July 2020 edition of the Forum newsletter features new content, event recaps, and more.

July 15, 2020

New report on COVID-19 and Democracy calls for urgent measures...

Democracies around the world need to adopt new initiatives to ensure the lasting protection of democracy and civil liberties threatened by the Covid-19 pandemic. A new report, ‘Global Democracy and COVID-19: Upgrading International...

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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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