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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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February 23, 2024

Watch: How to Outsmart the Bad Guys; NED at Munich Security...

NED put democracy and human rights in the spotlight at the Munich Security Conference with a distinguished panel about how to counter autocrats.

February 16, 2024

NED Statement on the Death of Russian Opposition Leader...

NED is deeply saddened by the death of Aleksey Navalny and calls for an investigation and the release of all Russian political prisoners.

February 14, 2024

Announcing the 12th Global Assembly of the World Movement...

The World Movement for Democracy at NED will hold its 12th Global Assembly in Johannesburg, South Africa on November 20-22, 2024.

February 12, 2024

Sunnylands Initiative Convenes in Seoul, South Korea

NED and the East Asia Institute organized a special meeting of the Sunnylands Initiative to continue enhancing democratic partnership in the Indo-Pacific region.

February 07, 2024

New Report: Are Donors Taking the Journalism Crisis Seriously?

A new report from CIMA found that international donor support for independent media is not meeting the needs of a sector in danger of extinction.

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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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