Welcome to our new research newsletter.
The newDemocracy Foundation takes research seriously. We have funded independent research projects for many years (and reports from these projects can be found on our website), but have recently decided to take an even more proactive and direct approach.
Our focus will now be to commission specific research, rather than calling for proposals, when we detect a particular gap in our own knowledge. We are also critically reflecting on our work to date and documenting learnings in order to improve our practices. We want to continually learn and find improved ways to demonstrate how democracy can be done better.
This has shifted the emphasis from being a research institute to being a research-and-development one. With this in mind, we have not only launched the publication of our R&D Notes (described below) but also this new e-newsletter to share the knowledge and insights we are documenting.
We hope you will join us on the learning journey so that we may jointly improve the way we do democracy.