|The Inter-Parliamentary Union has begun drawing up a set of Common Principles for Parliamentary Development, an ambitious project aimed at improving the quality of parliamentary development support made available to parliaments, through better cooperation and coordination.
These principles will provide a set of guidelines that institutions and individuals engaged in parliamentary development can use to improve the suitability and effectiveness of assistance to parliaments, as well as to support cooperation and knowledge development. The principles will also provide a clear language for parliaments and development practitioners to ensure that parliaments retain ownership of their own development process and that it is adapted to their history, institutions and local circumstances.
As a Parliament or parliamentary development organization, your input is crucial to making the Common Principles meaningful for parliamentary development.
Your contributions will also inform discussions at an upcoming meeting to review the Common Principles to be held in Manila, Philippines on 28 and 29 August 2014 . This meeting will also provide an opportunity to review and improve the draft Common Principles and to consider approaches to their practical implementation at the national level, including the use of existing good practices of cooperation and coordination.