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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 02, 2021

National Endowment for Democracy Names Damon Wilson as New...

The Board of Directors of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) unanimously voted to approve Damon Wilson as NED’s next president.

May 27, 2021

Disinformation Roundup: News from the International Forum

A selection of recent resources from the International Forum for Democratic Studies on disinformation and other threats to the integrity of the information space.

May 25, 2021

Reputation Laundering in the University Sector of Open Societies:...

An International Forum working paper on reputation laundering by kleptocrats in the university sector of open societies.

May 19, 2021

NED's New Look

After a year of record-breaking grantmaking and a move to a new office, we are excited to introduce NED’s refreshed brand identity.

May 12, 2021

The Long Arm of the Strongman: How Authoritarian Regimes...

Writing for Foreign Affairs, NED vice president for studies and analysis Christopher Walker and senior program officer Jessica Ludwig examine how authoritarian powers are exerting sharp power within democracies, and identify a full-spectrum...

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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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