All parliaments rely on the presence of a strong, robust opposition which is capable of challenging the government. Prof Cheeseman’s findings show that under presidential coalitions, the odds are you’re less likely to encounter this.
“The Georgian people very much know what human rights issues are, because they feel it.”
Democracy is about consensus-building, inclusiveness and participation. They’re great principles that unite the British and Ghanaian views of what a Parliament should be – and a great starting point for renewed cooperation.
“A different way of doing politics” was the simple answer coming from the panel at the Community of Practice event on Tuesday. The value women’s caucuses and committees add to policy debates was agreed by all.
Graeme Ramshaw, WFD’s Director of Research and Evaluation, reflects on the M&E team trip to the American Evaluation Association conference last month.