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The Democratic Governance team of the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and the International Budget Partnership (IBP) partnered to analyze the role that legislatures play in mitigating the ongoing effects of the pandemic, especially through their budget oversight roles, and ensuring responses are effective and consistent with democratic norms. This policy brief incorporates global data and research conducted by the two organizations into parliamentary functions during the pandemic and provides recommendations for legislators, donors and parliamentary support organizations. It provides options for short-term adaptations that will ensure legislatures can perform -- and improve -- their functions in emergency contexts and at the same time promote long-term democratic governance reform.

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