Information is critical to holding governments to account. None of a parliament’s key functions of representation, oversight and scrutiny can happen meaningfully without quality information.
Despite this, the systems that shape how parliaments gather, appraise and use evidence, and the parliamentary staff who are at the forefront of these activities are too often overlooked in parliamentary strengthening programmes.
Parliamentary information support: new papers from...more
The Global Parliamentary Report (GPR) is the most comprehensive overview of parliamentary strategies and good practices. The second edition, co-authored by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), zooms in on how parliaments can exercise its oversight function to hold governments accountable to their electorate.
Oversight is a core function of parliament. It is essential for building effective, accountable, and inclusive institutions as...more
Catalonia's leader has said voters have "gained the right" to an independent state following a referendum rejected by Madrid. Some 90 percent voted in favor of secession, but turnout was low in a vote marred by violence.
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