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Navigating trade-offs in parliamentary strengthening

2020-04-02T12:38:22+00:00September 5th, 2017|Delivering Democracy Support, Parliamentary, PDF Document, Political Economy of Democracy Promotion|

Parliamentary strengthening involves trade-offs, both in the choice between issue-based and institutional approaches, and in the choice of who a programme will include. Democracy promoters cannot avoid these trade-offs, but with systematic evaluation of past programmes they can navigate them more effectively. This policy paper draws on the Westminster Foundation for Democracy’s experience in parliamentary [...]

Better laws for Ghana: making data accessible to legislators

2018-04-10T11:41:08+00:00July 25th, 2017|Parliamentary|

Sitting in the Library of the House of Commons it’s hard to imagine how legislators could lack good quality research to inform their legislative initiatives. Systems, researchers and the library in the Parliament of Ghana worked in isolation, leaving legislators and their offices confused about help on offer and diminishing the effectiveness of the institution. [...]

Follow the money: how WFD helped establish a watchdog in Mozambique

2018-07-20T08:06:34+00:00July 25th, 2017|Parliamentary|

Democracy can help contrast corruption and enable fair distribution of resource by making information about government accounts available to the public. This is why we are working with the parliament of Mozambique to help them monitor spending. The country is developing very rapidly by tapping into a wealth of natural resources such as gas. Revenues [...]

Using evidence to deliver better services to the citizens of Kenya

2018-08-08T11:29:48+00:00April 26th, 2017|Parliamentary|

Demographic data is essential for effective, responsive and evidence-based legislation. Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) is supporting the Senate of Kenya develop new ways to collect county-level information which will help legislators decide where to improve public services. Kenya, which will hold a general election on 8 August, is currently going through a process of [...]

Engaging parliaments in Asia on reviewing legislative impact

2018-07-20T08:07:11+00:00March 30th, 2017|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 [...]

WFD and Moroccan House of Councillors partner on climate change and SDGs

2018-07-20T08:07:42+00:00January 26th, 2017|Parliamentary, Uncategorized|

On 26 January 2017, Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the House of Councillors of the Moroccan Parliament during a conference on climate change legislation. The partnership agreement sets out a framework for cooperation between WFD and the House of Councillors of Morocco between 2017 and 2020. It outlines [...]

New WFD partnership to support historic change in Burma

2018-08-08T11:20:18+00:00January 25th, 2017|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 [...]