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by AGORA member
14 February 2017

 Several recent reports and developments have highlighted the risks and opportunities climate change can hold for investments and supply chains, as well as the potential of existing technologies to mitigate emissions on a significant, and perhaps unexpected, scale.

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by AGORA member
14 February 2017

When more women have a seat at the decision-making table, change happens. That is precisely the goal of Oxfam Australia’s Straight Talk forum – to create change, led by Indigenous Australian women. The forum, which takes place in the capital city Canberra, began 7 years ago and has to far engaged over 600 Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander women, bringing them together with political leaders to understand how they...

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by AGORA member
7 February 2017

Rwanda has the highest percentage of women in parliament worldwide.

According to the latest Global Gender Gap Report published in October 2016 by the World Economic Forum, Rwanda has the highest percentage of women in parliament worldwide—64% of seats in the Rwandan parliament are occupied by women. Rwanda...

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by AGORA member
25 January 2017

Women’s involvement in politics varies throughout the world and their participation in politics and the democratic process has become an integral part of contemporary discourse on development and governance. In recent decades, women have doubled their global numbers in parliaments, from 11 in 1995 to 22,8 percent in 2011. As of 2011, seventeen percent of ministers globally are women and in 2015,18 women...

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by AGORA moderator
17 January 2017

– Guest Post by Sunday Olishe Etrima, Research Officer-Parliament of Uganda

INASP’s Evidence-Informed Policy Making team is working with the Parliament of Uganda to improve the use of evidence in decision-making.

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by AGORA moderator
17 January 2017

Extractive industries can have major impacts on sustainable development in resource-rich countries, including their achievement of the SDGs. On the one hand, the oil, gas and mining sectors contribute significantly to government revenues, providing critical economic development opportunities; they can boost economic growth and create opportunities for people, including increased employment...

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by AGORA moderator
25 January 2017

Development effectiveness means ensuring that resources are used most effectively to address sustainable development challenges. These include both the national resources provided by taxpayers, as well as Official Development Assistance (ODA) provided by development partners. As a key accountability institution, parliaments have a crucial role to play in promoting development effectiveness.

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by AGORA member
12 January 2017

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has released its third review for Parliamentarians which compiles the latest, relevant information on...

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by AGORA member
11 January 2017

The report published yesterday by the House of Commons’ Women and Equalities Committee on increasing the number of women at Westminster is an important contribution to the debate on how parliament and political parties must both adapt to become more reflective of the people we’re sent here to represent.

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by AGORA moderator
10 January 2017

Government budget documents are hardly page-flipping bestsellers. They usually consist of hundreds of pages of numbers and charts accompanied by technical jargon that even readers with advanced degrees find difficult to decipher. No wonder then that most citizens have hard time understanding what government budgets are about, despite the huge impact that they can have on their livelihoods. In many countries...

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