Training on Parliament’s Role in the Budget Process in Burma

The Parliamentary Centre and the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA) will partner once again to support the needs of the Parliament of Burma by helping build the capacity of its legislators to play a stronger role in the development, approval and oversight of the Government’s budget.

During the week of May 30th through to June 5th, 2015 the two organizations will implement a series of practical trainings in Nay Pyi Taw, Burma on parliament’s role in the budget process for the members and staff of the Public Accounts Committee and the Planning and Financial Development Committee of the Pyithu Hluttaw (House of Representatives) in the Parliament of Burma. These training sessions will include an introduction to the budget process as well as a sharing of international best practices on budget preparation, debate and approval. Simultaneously, the staff on these committees will also be participating in practical trainings on the organization of their work to support committee members, a clarification of each staff member’s role and how to effectively respond to requests from the Chair of the committee as well as its members.

This project is funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) Canada.