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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 2,000 grants to support the projects of non-governmental groups abroad who are working for democratic goals in more than 100 countries.
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September 22, 2021

Democracy Research News September 2021

The Democracy Research Newsletter features news and information from the members of the Network of Democracy Research Institutes on democracy, democratization, and related topics in international affairs.

September 20, 2021

THE CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL MEDIA ASSISTANCE ANNOUNCES...

Nick Benequista named to lead media development arm of the National Endowment for Democracy.

September 14, 2021

VIDEO: International Day of Democracy Message from NED President...

On International Day of Democracy, September 15, the National Endowment for Democracy honors the work of our partners, who advance democracy and universal human rights in some of the world’s most difficult circumstances.

August 27, 2021

Crisis in Afghanistan

Despite obvious setbacks and challenges ahead, the Endowment remains committed to our Afghan partners, and we are doing all we can to assist them at this perilous and consequential moment.

August 24, 2021

Zambia’s Election Brings Hope for its Democratic Future

Several NED partners worked to combat the government’s repressive tactics, inform voters, and get out the vote in Zambia's elections.

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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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