Benchmarks and Self-Assessment Frameworks for Democratic Parliaments

Keywords: Benchmarks - Standards - International Conference - Assessment frameworks

This publication demonstrates that many areas of consensus have already emerged within different assessment frameworks. These include principles related to parliaments, core representative, legislative, and oversight functions, parliamentary committees and their work, parliaments & staff and infrastructure needs, parliaments & budgetary autonomy, parliament& ability to set their own agenda, and many others. This publication aims to provide a comprehensive review of this work so far and serves as the background paper for participants in the aforementioned International Conference.

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