To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much funding his Department has provided to the Westminster Foundation for Democracy in the last three years; and how many days of training for parliamentarians from developing countries the Foundation has delivered in that period.
From 2005-08 the Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) received £4.1 million annually in grant-in-aid from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). In addition to this, from 2006-08 WFD received £432,000 from the FCO's Global Opportunities Fund to implement regional projects on behalf of the FCO.
WFD has delivered 192 framing days for parliamentarians in the following countries:
Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, Moldova, Bulgaria, Georgia, Kyrgyzstari, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Uganda, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Mozambique, Tanzania, the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Bahrain, Peru, Yemen, Chile, Namibia, Belarus, Turkey and Palestine and regional projects in the Balkans, the Caribbean, Central Europe and Africa.