By Fergus Cochrane, Head of Scottish Parliament’s International Relations Office As a young and evolving parliament, the Scottish Parliament is keen to share its experience with other parliaments across the world and our increased engagement with the Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) over recent years has contributed to that aim. The Scottish Parliament’s International Strategy sets […]
How do we make politics more affordable? This is the central question WFD’s research into the cost of politics is tackling. The research programme, launched last July in London, will explore the issue in West Africa by convening the region’s experts at a conference in Nigeria on 31 January. The conference will address the whole […]
(Above: Photo: Valdemar Fishmen) Money plays a central role in the political system; from selection costs to financing an election campaign, potential members of parliament often require great personal wealth to secure a seat at the decision-making table. Last July, WFD launched a series of research into the cost of politics in Europe and Africa. […]
From legislative drafting to building confidence of staff, our programme in DRC with the Réseau Congolais des Personnels des Parlements (RCPP) brought “positive change” according to Germain Mbav Yav, Head Clerk of the Legal and Administrative Committee. Here are some of his highlights from the programme that ended in 2016.