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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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April 07, 2021

Abuse of Emergency Powers Threaten Human Rights in Northern...

During the Covid-19 crisis, each of the Northern Triangle governments–Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador–have abused emergency powers to suppress fundamental human rights, limit democratic oversight, and deepen the role of security forces...

March 29, 2021

NED MOURNS THE PASSING OF BILL BROCK, FORMER CHAIRMAN OF...

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Bill Brock, one of its principal founders who served as Chairman of the NED Board of Directors from 1988 to 1990. 

March 24, 2021

NED Moves to New Headquarters on Pennsylvania Avenue in...

This month, the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) officially relocated to new headquarters at 1201 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, in Washington D.C.

March 24, 2021

NED Welcomes Spring 2021 Democracy Fellows

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is pleased to announce the Spring 2021 cohorts of Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows and Hurford Youth Fellows.

March 22, 2021

For a Free and Independent Belarus: NED President Carl Gershman...

  On March 22, 2021, world leaders, experts, and civil rights activists converged through the Kalinowski Forum at Vilnius University to discuss how to support those fighting for freedom in Belarus. Carl Gershman, president of the...

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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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