What We Do

The Parliamentary Centre supports inclusive effective democratic institutions that can improve the lives of people. These include parliaments, legislators, civil society groups, and other important democratic governance actors.

The Centre’s strategy focuses on reinforcing the essential functions of legislatures (oversight, representation, legislation) that, when addressed together, enable a country to reach its full democratic potential. We have worked over 120 legislatures in 70 countries, and counting.

Effective parliaments are essential to better development outcomes. The Centre has developed various initiatives that can be adapted to and delivered in different contexts.