Political parties in Kyrgyzstan signed a Memorandum of Understanding outlining principles guiding their behaviour, including avoiding Hate Speech, during the parliamentary election campaign.
Following the “Velvet Revolution” and elections of 2018, WFD has been working in partnership with local and international implementers to increase support to Armenian institutions – principally the National Assembly. WFD has led on assessing the needs of parliament and designing a substantial new package of support to be delivered for the United Nations Development Programme.
The initiative followed from Armenia’s constitutional referendum on 6 December 2015, and decision to move to a fully parliamentary system of government. Within this, the National Assembly plays a central role in the passage of laws, monitoring government and representing citizens. WFD provided technical support as well as engaged our expertise within the ongoing Public Financial Dialogues.
WFD’s work with parliamentary stakeholders assessed the development needs of the Parliamentary Budget Office, which started operating in March 2015, and the institution more broadly. We shared British and international experience on public accounts and monitoring laws. With our support, the Parliamentary Budget Office had its first strategic plan covering 2017-19. WFD also provided support to the parliament in the development of their new rules of procedures, adopted in 2016.
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Life in the region of Batken can be hard. Situated in the south west of Kyrgystan, Batken is one of the poorest regions in the country. The population spend most days trying to make a living and when they do get the opportunity to relax, they prefer to watch TV programmes from the neighbouring Tajikistan […]