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Consumer rights – known quantity or missed opportunity?

How well do consumers understand their rights when buying goods and services, and does it matter? Two pieces of research released this summer draw very different conclusions about consumers’ understanding of their rights – we explore the reasons why. 497 more words

Consumer Rights

EDMs: Parliamentary graffiti or effective campaign tool?

TSI’s policy and parliamentary executive Melissa Dring explains the importance of Early Day Motions.

Last week, Stephen Lloyd MP tabled our second Early Day Motion (EDM) of the year. 516 more words

Trading Standards Institute

Defining the office of Prime Minister

The British Prime Minister has extensive and growing powers, yet the role is ill-defined in UK constitutional documents. Graham Allen argues in favour of clarifying the role of the Prime Minister. 979 more words


Pressures are growing for Commons bill committee reform

In June 2013 the Constitution Unit published Fitting the Bill: Bringing Commons Legislation Committees into Line with Best Practice, proposing a series of changes to Commons bill committees. 557 more words


Evaluation can strengthen Parliament’s oversight and decision-making function

Panel discussion at the 2nd Uganda Evaluation Week highlighted role of Parliament in Evaluation

The panel discussion on the role of parliament and civil society in evaluation provided an interface between Government Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAs), Parliament, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and the other stakeholders to engage in dialogue and learn what their various roles and responsibilities are in the process of instutionalising evaluations in Uganda, with lessons being drawn from other countries with good practices such as Mexico, South Africa, Cameroon, Kenya and Benin among others. 275 more words

Evaluation Week

Why do parliaments matter to development effectiveness?

By Jeff Balch, Association of European Parliamentarians with Africa

When development discussions refer to ‘governments’, 99 times out of 100 they mean the executive branch and ignore the legislative branch as if it didn’t exist. 769 more words

ecduganda reblogged this on Evaluation Capacity Development and commented:

ECD's engagement with the Parliament in Uganda is trying to address some of the imbalance. The role of Parliament in monitoring and evaluating the performance of government spending needs to be more widely recognized.

Canadian Parliament Photo Sampler

Looking for political or parliamentary photographs? Consider the Canadian Parliament photo collection. It includes 200+ images of our institution in scenarios such as Canada Day, Inside, Silhouettes, Christmas, Evenings, Seasons and Night… 139 more words