Project ID 00077408
|Corporate thematic area:||Democratic Governance|
|Start date:||July 2011|
|Expected end date:||July 2013|
|MYFF Service Line:||2.2 Parliamentary Development|
|Project document (or reference to relevant CPAPs/AWPs):||project document - 00077408|
|Major source of funding|
|Total budget:||US$ 461,440|
|Total spent in 2011||0|
|Total spent to date: (up to Dec 2011)||0|
|Partners on the ground|
|National Executing Agency/Implementing Partner and National Project Director:||Parliament Office|
|(or) UN Executing Agency/Implementing Partner and Chief Technical Advisor:|
|(or) Implementing NGO and its Project Manager:|
|UNDP Program Officer|
|Name:||Mr. Trevor Benn|
|Outcome and Outputs|
|UNDAF Outcome:||Outcome #2: Empowered individuals and groups, strengthened institutions and an enabling constitution and human rights framework
|Expected Country Programme (CP) Outcome(s):||
Institutional/legal/policy frameworks established to promote and enforce accountability, transparency and integrity in the public service
|Expected CP Output(s):||
The power to legislate and to change the laws of a land is the most precious responsibility that a democratic legislature enjoys. While scrutiny and debate are important, there are other places and institutions where Government policy can be crawled over. But the power to legislate is what makes a Parliament different from any other institution.
Since 2000, the Parliament of Guyana has impressively increased in its capacity to conduct its constitutional functions - by passing quality legislation, improved its oversight of the executive branch of Government in the delivery of services and; implementation of laws and the representation of citizens. To augment these gains, several needs were identified, including, the provision of procedural training for staff through attachments with other Parliaments, upgrading of the Registry to keep procedural precedents and other statistics concerning the work of the Assembly, updating the Assembly website with copies of all Assembly documents, more computer workstations and access to the internet, and recording and amplification equipment. The need for the Parliament Office to develop a Strategic Plan for the future was also identified as an essential need to ensure the development of the Office.
This joint programme is significant to enable the National Assembly to meet its identified needs and to effectively and efficiently fulfill its core functions (law making. oversight and representation).
The objective of this joint programme is to enable the National Assembly to meet its identified needs and to effectively and efficiently fulfill its core functions (law making, oversight and representation).
Achievements and expected results
This project intends to build on the progress already made by achieving the following:
1. Parliamentary committees are capable of scrutinizing draft laws, overseeing the implementation of
laws and policies by the Government and reflect the interests of all citizens in their work.
2. Parliament functions at an optimal level, including through lCT infrastructure, other equipment and
improved procedures, to ensure MPs and staff have the tools they require to function effectively.
3. Enhance the capacity of Parliament to establish a long-term plan for its capacity development.