• Acronyms
  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • CHAPTER 1: ASSESSMENT OF THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION’S PARLIAMENTARY SUPPORT IN AFRICA, THE CARIBBEAN AND THE PACIFIC
  • 1.1. Dimensions of EC parliamentary support
  • 1.2. Types of parliamentary support provided
  • 1.3. Case studies
  • 1.3.1. South Africa
  • 1.3.2. Senegal
  • 1.4. Balance sheet and recommendations for effective parliamentary development programmes
  • CHAPTER 2: PARLIAMENTARY DEVELOPMENT: PRECONDITIONS AND ASSESSMENT
  • 2.1. The foundations for parliamentary development
  • 2.1.1. What is an effective parliament?
  • 2.1.2. What are the political conditions for successful parliamentary development?
  • 2.1.3. What are the economic conditions for successful parliamentary development?
  • 2.2. Is there a suitable environment for a parliamentary support programme?
  • 2.2.1. Potential for parliamentary strengthening
  • 2.2.2. Commitment to parliamentary development
  • 2.2.3. Pre-assessment checklist
  • 2.3. The Assessment Framework for the design of parliamentary development programmes
  • 2.3.1. Introduction
  • 2.3.2. Phase one: Preparatory phase, context analysis
  • 2.3.3. Phase two: Using the Assessment Framework
  • 2.3.4. Phase three: Designing projects, testing findings and building support
  • 2.3.5. The Assessment Framework
  • 2.4. Other external factors that affect the feasibility of parliamentary development programmes
  • 2.4.1. The role of donors in promoting democratic governance
  • 2.4.2. Common donor-created barriers to parliamentary effectiveness
  • CHAPTER 3: PARLIAMENTARY DEVELOPMENT: STRATEGIES AND IMPLEMENTATION MODALITIES
  • 3.1. Principles for developing parliamentary support
  • 3.2. Entry points for parliamentary development programmes
  • 3.2.1. Parliamentary action in the electoral cycle
  • 3.2.2. The responsibilities of parliament in general and sectoral budget support
  • 3.2.3. Strengthening parliamentary involvement in PRSPs and other national development strategies
  • 3.2.4. Donor accountability
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