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The first panel at the Fifth Forum of Parliamentarians discussed congressional oversight and presented key findings from the International Study Group on Oversight and Accountability in Presidential and Semi-presidential Systems which GOPAC held in partnership with the World Bank Institute and the Office for the Promotion of Parliamentary Democracy of the European Parliament. Participants had the opportunity to discuss the challenges of improving accountability; issues with the structure of budget-related committees; and how legislators from different systems address the challenges of a strong executive. The panel marked the launch of Improving Democratic Accountability Globally: A handbook for legislators on congressional oversight in presidential systems, GOPAC's latest oversight resource.