Parliaments (also known as legislatures) hold government and decision makers (also known as the executive) to account. This involves:
- Monitoring the intended and unintended consequences of laws they pass
- Checking whether public money is spent effectively and efficiently
- Strengthening integrity in public office and combatting corruption
- Ensuring governments comply with human rights and other standards
Franklin De Vrieze - Head of Practice
Franklin is a democracy and governance expert with extensive experience in post conflict, fragile and transition countries. His areas of expertise are parliamentary strengthening, legislative impact analysis and scrutiny, institution building for anti-corruption and integrity, policy making on combatting illegal finance, and the oversight role of parliaments on public finances and public debt.