Franklin De Vrieze

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Franklin De Vrieze

Senior Governance Adviser

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.

Franklin is WFD's in-house expert on Post-Legislative Scrutiny, independent oversight institutions, financial accountability, and anti-corruption. He develops tools, resources and research to support the design and implementation of WFD programmes. He offers technical assistance, programme quality assurance and parliamentary advice to WFD country teams.

Franklin has over 30 years’ experience in the field of good governance, with a specific 20 years focus on parliamentary strengthening. He has led many parliamentary identification, formulation and evaluation missions. His previous positions included Programme Manager of UNDP’s Global Programme on Parliamentary Strengthening and Team Leader of the Central Governance Unit at the OSCE Mission in Kosovo. He has worked for European Union Delegations, Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC), National Democratic Institute (NDI), Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), and other organizations and institutions. He played a leading role in the Belgian chapter of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL).

Franklin is a published researcher and the author of several academic and policy publications.

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Sunset clauses set an expiration date on a particular law or set of provisions. The expiration is either automatic or subject to a positive or negative authorisation by the legislature.
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Corruption has a negative effect on development, economic growth, and democracy. Independent Anti-Corruption Agencies (ACAs) are often recommended as the tool to curb corruption. However, the creation of such agencies is not a panacea to the scourge of corruption. In some instances, ACAs have been a disappointment and their effectiveness has been questioned. Their efficiency depends on political will to allocate authority, powers, and resources.
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This resource highlights the constructive role of parliaments in overcoming the challenges anti-corruption agencies (ACAs) often face. It provides an insight into parliaments’ role in contributing to combatting corruption by exercising their legislative and oversight role in support of the effectiveness of ACAs.
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