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Engaging parliaments in Asia on reviewing legislative impact

2018-08-08T14:01:43+00:00March 30th, 2017|Asia, Burma, Indonesia, Post-Legislative Scrutiny, Process and Practice|

Franklin DeVrieze, Senior Governance Advisor One of parliaments’ key roles is to make laws which meet the needs of a country’s citizens. Beyond the primary function of adopting legislation, parliaments should be able to evaluate whether legislation does achieve its intended outcome. Earlier this year, Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) started working with partnering parliaments [...]

Engaging parliaments in Asia on reviewing legislative impact

2018-07-20T08:07:11+00:00March 30th, 2017|Asia, Burma, Indonesia, Parliamentary|

Franklin DeVrieze, Senior Governance Advisor One of parliaments’ key roles is to make laws which meet the needs of a country’s citizens. Beyond the primary function of adopting legislation, parliaments should be able to evaluate whether legislation achieves its intended outcome. Earlier this year, Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) started working with parliaments across South-Eastern [...]

From Westminster to Tynwald: Lao delegation visit UK

2018-04-20T09:43:37+00:00March 30th, 2017|Asia, Laos|

In March 2017, Westminster Foundation for Democracy’s programme Supporting the Capacity and Accountability of the Lao Parliament, offered a delegation from the National Assembly the opportunity to exchange ideas on how different jurisdictions approach the rights of citizens and legislation through a study visit to the UK. WFD uses the full breadth of the UK democratic [...]

New WFD partnership to support historic change in Burma

2018-08-08T11:20:18+00:00January 25th, 2017|Asia, Burma, Democracy and Governance, Parliamentary|

Burma’s democratic transition was one of the most watched in the world in 2016. After over 50 years of military rule, the national parliament faces the challenge of delivering change in line with citizens’ expectations. Starting in 2017, Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) will partner with Burma’s legislative body, the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Parliament), to [...]

Development Effectiveness and the Sustainable Development Goals

2018-04-10T10:59:52+00:00September 5th, 2016|Asia, Burma, Indonesia, Laos, Morocco, Sri Lanka|

From alleviating extreme poverty to reducing the impact of climate change for future generations, the sustainable development goals (SDGs) – agreed by world leaders last September – comprise a broad and challenging set of commitments for all states. Steps must now be taken to ensure that the goals are implemented by 2030. But what role [...]