Democracy Works Foundation has a broad interpretation of what important institutions are for healthy democracy.


In order to strengthen democratic developmental states we focus on the following institutions:


  • The Executive: enhancing capacity for effective democratic governance
  • The Legislature: strengthening oversight capacity
  • Civil Society: building capacity for service delivery support, oversight and its watch-dog function
  • Political Parties: enhancing internal party democracy and democratic leadership for a New Politic
  • Extra-parliamentary Institutions – also know as Chapter 9 institutions in South Africa: assisting their capacity to fulfill their respective mandates