The new SDG16 Data Initiative, unveiled at UN headquarters in New York during this week’s High-Level Political Forum, showcases currently available data on all SDG16 targets from a variety of official and nongovernmental sources. The global data compiled and presented on the SDG16-DI website were selected by specialists from the fourteen independent organizations which collaborated on this new initiative.
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We look to our parliaments to represent us, adopt laws that protect our fundamental rights and freedoms, and distribute resources to those in need. In such ways, parliaments are uniquely positioned to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment. So why is it that they are so often absent from discussions surrounding the women, peace and security (WPS) agenda and its implementation?
Each year the World Bank Parliamentary Strengthening Program and the Parliament of Finland hold the Annual Helsinki Parliamentary Seminar which brings together Members of Parliament, parliamentary staff and thought leaders from around the globe to share experience and knowledge in critical parliamentary developmental issues.
Evidence-Informed Policy Making Toolkit: An open resource for practitioners and civil servants in developing countries
he Evidence-Informed Policy Making (EIPM) team at INASP has published the final version of the VakaYiko Evidence-Informed Policy Making Toolkit. The Toolkit is a practical, adaptable suite of resources to support capacity building for evidence use in policy making in developing countries. It has been developed over the past three years by INASP’s EIPM team working with a wide range of partners and advisers in three countries (Ghana, Zimbabwe and Uganda). The final version of the Toolkit is now available for download.
ICT can have a transformative effect in making parliaments more transparent and accessible - The World e-Parliament Report 2016
A new study by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) has found major steps forward in how the world’s parliaments are using information and communications technologies (ICT) to engage with citizens.
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