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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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July 28, 2021

Meet Damon Wilson, NED’s New President and CEO

For the first time in its 38-year-history, the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) has a new president and chief executive officer, Damon Wilson.

July 19, 2021

Journal of Democracy July 2021: Latin America Erupts, China...

The Journal of Democracy's July 2021 issues features a set of essays exploring Latin America's political upheaval, a collection of reactions to "middleware" as a solution for reducing social media platforms’ power over political speech, and...

June 30, 2021

NED Grantees Advocate for LGBTIQ+ Rights in Africa

NED is proud to support several grantees who work courageously to defend LGBTIQ+ rights across Africa.

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.

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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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