Donors to international charities have many choices to
succour people and help save the environment - all of them worthy of support.
Many are the result of injustice, or simple exploitation. World Concern takes
the view that the most effective long term way of tackling these problems on
our planet, is to concentrate on the cause, the governments under which
injustices and exploitation take place.
It is widely true that democracies, where the rulers are accountable to their
electorates (who can 'throw the rascals out'), are the most successful, or
perhaps the least offensive. It is also just about unheard of for democracies
to go to war against each other. The work of the World Concern Institute is
about shining a spotlight into the dark recesses of undemocratic regimes -
and praising progress when it occurs. We use the weapon of publicity to
assist the forces of light in those nations, in many of which there are brave
and honourable individuals striving to achieve freedom. They make REAL
sacrifices! They deserve that a world audience should receive regular
objective reports of what is happening there, and what has yet to be
Our targets are the many undemocratic governments, whether they
be 'outposts of tyranny,' havens of corruption, breeding grounds
for terrorism, or those that maintain democracy at home yet do their
exploitation abroad. Our definition of democracy embraces Human
Rights, Political Freedoms, a Free Media and the absence of Public
Corruption. Since 1997 our www.worldaudit.org has
monitored every nation of our earth and then placed a hundred and
fifty of them, those with populations in excess of a million, into
four divisions of a 'democracy league table,' regularly updated
as new data becomes available.
World Audit data suggests that currently no more
than thirty seven nations are unquestionably democratic, a further
thirty three are making serious efforts to get there, but then the
remaining eighty we list, shade down into altogether too many tyrannical
corrupt nations. The battleground for democracy is mostly to be
found in the many nations now in transition from political absolutism
and towards a broadly market economy. This is why www.newnations.com each
month gives a quality analysis on each of approximately twenty such nations in
transition. It includes all of those that once were the USSR and
within the Soviet empire, and others that have a regional or wider
significance, but there are more than we just do not yet have
the resources to cover.
For these objectives World
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