13th Workshop of Parliamentary Scholars and Parliamentarians
The IPU presented a “sneak preview” of the forthcoming Global Parliamentary Report (GPR) on parliamentary oversight to a group of scholars and parliamentarians at a two-day workshop in Wroxton College, United Kingdom. The GPR will be co-published by the IPU and the United Nation Development Programme (UNDP) for the 137th IPU Assembly in October 2017. The IPU also presented its work on strengthening parliaments.
The Thirteenth Workshop of Parliamentary Scholars and Parliamentarians took place from 29 to 30 July. It is part of a series of workshops held every two years. The workshops are co-sponsored by the IPU and the Centre for Legislative Studies at the University of Hull. At the workshops, researchers share findings that would be of practical use to parliamentarians.
Participants from over 20 countries attended the workshop, including MPs and parliamentary staff from Argentina, Bahrain, Benin, Cambodia, Greece, Kenya, Madagascar, Mongolia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Portugal, Turkey and Zambia. Among the topics discussed were the challenges of strengthening legislatures, public engagement in parliaments, corruption in legislatures and capacity building.