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