Parliaments and development: How can parliaments in developing countries contribute to poverty reduction?

18 April - 23 May 2007
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ODI and the Africa All Party Parliamentary Group (AAPPG) are pleased to announce a new series of four public meetings which will explore the role that parliaments in developing countries can play in delivering governance which is accountable and good for development.

Parliaments have an important role to play in delivering governance which is effective in terms of reducing poverty and building democracy. Parliaments can also play an important role in ensuring that aid is spent effectively. In practice, in most developing countries – not to mention a large number of developed countries – parliaments are ineffective.

This joint ODI and Africa All Party Parliamentary Group series will explore the role played by parliaments in developing countries, and examine what donors and others might do to help such parliaments perform more effectively.

Parliaments, budgets and aid: Accountability and effectiveness

Public event | 16 May 2007 12:00 - 13:30 GMT+00

The third meeting in this series asked what role parliaments can and should play in overseeing budgets and in enhancing aid effectiveness. It examineed how relations with donors and international financial institutions impact on the ability of parliaments to...

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Parliamentary strengthening: Strategies and successes

Public event | 1 May 2007 12:00 - 13:30 GMT+00

The second meeting in this series asked why donors have tended to neglect parliaments, and, where donor support for parliaments is forthcoming, what forms this takes. It also sought to identify proven strategies for parliamentary strengthening and ask how the...

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