Parliamentary strengthening and the Paris Principles: Four country case studies

Working and discussion papers
September 2008
Dr. Alan Hudson and Dr. Anthony Tsekpo

This paper, produced for the Wilton Park conference on "Enhancing the effectiveness of  parliaments: Challenges and opportunities", 27-30th October 2008, summarises a research project which aimed to generate better evidence about parliamentary strengthening, in order to inform decisions about whether and how to provide support to parliaments in developing countries. The project – a collaboration between ODI and the Parliamentary Centre, with funding provided by DFID and CIDA – has involved four country case studies; Cambodia, Ghana, Tanzania and Uganda. The vantage point taken for our analysis is that of the Paris Principles on Aid Effectiveness.

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