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by AGORA member
11 January 2017

The report published yesterday by the House of Commons’ Women and Equalities Committee on increasing the number of women at Westminster is an important contribution to the debate on how parliament and political parties must both adapt to become more reflective of the people we’re sent here to represent.

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by AGORA moderator
10 January 2017

Government budget documents are hardly page-flipping bestsellers. They usually consist of hundreds of pages of numbers and charts accompanied by technical jargon that even readers with advanced degrees find difficult to decipher. No wonder then that most citizens have hard time understanding what government budgets are about, despite the huge impact that they can have on their livelihoods. In many countries...

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by AGORA moderator
9 January 2017

The Public Law Center (TPLC) launched the International Legislative Drafting Institute in 1995 in response to increasing global demand for training of legislative drafters and in 2014 celebrated its 20...

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by AGORA moderator
5 January 2017

Elections are the only instrument of democratic and peaceful transfer of power with the consent and choice of the majority. Therefore, the rights to vote and participate in elections are part of the basic human rights. Human rights and democratic...

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by AGORA moderator
21 December 2016

In recent years, access to fiscal and budget information has been the focus of increasing international attention. Governments around the world are slowly opening up their budgets to public scrutiny by making increasing amounts of fiscal data available, often through the use of dedicated web portals. This increase in the supply, however, is often not matched by the adequate demand and use of budget...

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by AGORA moderator
13 December 2016

We present here all about the e-Learning Pro PALOP-TL SAI courses, which are already available to the public, free of charge, in Portuguese, through the Portuguese Language Portal, in the Parliamentary Platform AGORA. We also bring you the results of the Opening Ceremony of the Post-Graduation Course of the Angolan Court of Auditors, and the main points addressed at the IX General Assembly of the OISC | CPLP, hosted by the TCA in Luanda.

In this issue, we go through the whole process...

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by AGORA moderator
12 December 2016

Women's political struggles for leadership and representation in global politics, once considered unacceptable in the male dominated political system, is now actively...

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by AGORA moderator
12 December 2016

Energy experts from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) approved the Regional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Strategy and Action Plan (REEESAP) at a validation meeting held in...

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by Mathilde Tison
12 December 2016

L’atelier régional de formation sur les innovations par les directives du cadre harmonisé de gestion des Finances publiques en Zone CEMAC, en rapport avec le métier de budgétaire, s’est déroulé du 5 au 9 décembre 2016 à l’Hôtel Hilton de Yaoundé.

Les financiers de la sous-région Afrique Centrale étaient réunis à Yaoundé au Cameroun du 5 au 9 décembre 2016 pour discuter de nouvelles résolutions pour une gestion des Finances publiques plus moderne. Plusieurs résolutions principales ont...

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by AGORA moderator
8 December 2016

AUTHOR: NIENKE PALSTRA
Nienke is Policy and Advocacy Adviser (Child Protection) at Unicef UK. Nienke is also co-chair of the Bond SDGs group.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) present a transformative agenda to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all by 2030. Changing the world is no easy task.

Governments typically find the big jobs are the ones they like least; they take years to achieve, when our current ministers...

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