Welcome to the page dedicated to increasing engagement of parliaments in effective development co-operation. Here, you can network with like-minded community members, and find relevant resources, discussions and events.
WHY IS THE ENGAGEMENT OF PARLIAMENTS IMPORTANT FOR MORE EFFECTIVE DEVELOPMENT CO-OPERATION?
As democratically-elected representatives, parliaments speak with a collective voice in national and global development discussions. Parliaments and parliamentarians are valuable partners in ensuring the accountable, inclusive, participatory and transparent governance that is necessary to achieve sustainable development for all. They have a crucial role to play in ensuring that governments are accountable for the decisions that they make about how resources – including development co-operation resources - are spent. Parliaments have an essential role to play in making development co-operation more effective by encouraging transparency, scrutinizing public spending and encouraging mutual accountability among partners for enhanced results, among others.
The 2030 Agenda needs parliaments to localise the SDGs, and to assist and promote effective delivery of expenditures, laws and programmes for the public.