USAID’s Experience in Strengthening Legislatures

Keywords: Parliamentary Strengthening - Legislatures - USAID

This document provides an overview of USAID’s experience in legislative strengthening. It describes what the Agency has done and is now doing to promote responsive and effective legislatures. Most importantly, it highlights ways in which improved legislative performance has strengthened democracy in all regions of the world. It does not provide any evaluation of the relative merits or cost benefit analysis of the various approaches. Rather, it is a summary of approaches that have been tried by USAID

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