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Strengthening parliamentary democracy in SADC countries: Botswana Country Report

"This study is aimed at understanding the nature and effectiveness of parliamentary democracy in Botswana with a view to helping improve it. In this respect, it examines a number of issues covering six broad areas, including the role of parliament...

Strengthening parliamentary democracy in SADC countries: Namibia Country Report

"This report examines how the Namibian parliament engages with the public in its work and, in turn, how civil society actively participates in the legislative process. In order to gain an understanding of these processes, research in Windhoek an...

Strengthening parliamentary democracy in SADC countries: Mozambique Country Report

"The objective of this study is to find answers to a number of questions regarding parliament in Mozambique, namely: • What are the roles, functions and importance of parliament? • How important is parliament to Mozambique's democracy? • What ...

Strengthening parliamentary democracy in SADC countries: Malawi Country Report

"The report begins by providing a brief background of Malawi's political history and the main features of parliamentary democracy that have emerged since 1994. In addition, election results, composition of parliament and the electoral and gover...

Strengthening parliamentary democracy in SADC countries: Swaziland Country report

"This report confirms three major features that underpin the methodological presupposition of the study. The features are: • the nature and effects of the power of tradition that enkindle and sustain the dominance of the monarchy in all aspects...

Strengthening parliamentary democracy in SADC countries: Lesotho country report

"This report presents the results of the research conducted by the author from December 2003 to April 2004 in Maseru, Lesotho's capital. The instruments and methods used for generating the required data appear in the first section of this repor...

Strengthening parliamentary democracy in SADC countries: DRC Country report

"This study attempts to understand the nature and functioning of parliamentary democracy during the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) political transition.The first section of this country report provides background to parliamentary democracy ...

Strengthening parliamentary democracy in SADC countries: Zimbabwe country report

"Zimbabwe possesses one of the most impressive and well-organised legislatures in the Southern African region. On the surface, it would appear that the Zimbabwe's parliament is a competent institution that effectively carries out its multifacet...

Strengthening parliamentary democracy in SADC countries: Mauritius country report

"This report begins with a short historic background on Mauritius highlighting the development of democracy and parliament as an institution. This is followed by an examination of the main features of the regime type, which is a Westminster-sty...

Strengthening parliamentary democracy in SADC countries: Zambia country report

"This study interrogates the past, attempts a brief analysis of the historical background, and then relates that historical background to the current debate regarding the Zambian parliament and its role in the democratisation process. The role ...

South Africans have Lost Confidence in Zuma, Believe he Ignores Parliament and the Law

"Analysis of new public opinion data clearly indicates that South Africans have lost confidence in President Zuma and are dissatisfied with his performance. Negative evaluations of the president are higher among urban residents and minority race g...

Building an Independent Parliament the Creation of Rules of Procedure for Private Members Bills & the Creation of the Office of the Parliamentary Draftsman

"Under the Fourth Republican Constitution, the Governance Structure that was created envisaged the separation of powers through the three principal arms of Government The Executive, the Legislature & the Judiciary - each playing very specific role...

Effective Parliamentary Oversight: Mission Impossible?

"Ghana's recent discovery of oil and the anticipated petroleum revenue flows has raised expectations about the future economic development of the country. Yet Ghana's poor record in the area of public financial management, as demonstrated by many...

Budget Discipline Should Be Entrenched In Ghana As A Policy Priority

"Perennial fiscal deficit overruns in Ghana and their adverse effects on the economy have attracted widespread concern. Motivated by this concern, IEA carried out research to assess the processes, arrangements and the legal framework for budget pr...

Righting The Ills Of Budget Preparation, Implementation And Oversight In Ghana

"Perennial budget overruns and their adverse effects on the economy have attracted widespread concerns. Motivated by these concerns, this paper assesses institutional processes, arrangements and the legal framework for budget preparation, implemen...

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