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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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June 16, 2022

The Big Question: How Can the International Community Expand...

Against the backdrop of Russia's war in Ukraine, we asked four experts what challenges lie ahead for maintaining and expanding democratic solidarity, and what action is needed to support the preservation of a democratic Ukraine.

June 15, 2022

NED Honors Ukrainian Civil Society’s Fight for a Free,...

On June 8, the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) presented the 2022 Democracy Award to four Ukrainian civil society organizations defending Ukraine.

June 08, 2022

40 Years On, NED Fulfills Reagan’s Westminster Vision

On June 8, 1982, in a turning point of the Cold War, President Ronald Reagan addressed the British Parliament at Westminster Palace in a historic speech that called for a worldwide initiative to advance democracy abroad—paving the way for...

June 07, 2022

The Global Struggle Over AI Surveillance: Emerging Trends...

This report explores the challenge of safeguarding democratic principles and processes as AI technologies enable governments to collect, process, and integrate unprecedented quantities of data about the online and offline activities of individual...

June 02, 2022

Tiananmen Square Massacre Anniversary: NED Stands in Solidarity...

Since 1984, NED has supported efforts to promote democratic values and institutions in China, to protect fundamental rights and freedoms, and demand accountability for human right abuses.

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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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