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Connecting People and Ideas for Integrated Development

Uganda - Building Capacity of the Ugandan Parliament (2000 - 2001)

Legislative Strengthening

This USAID-funded project sought to enhance the capacity of the Ugandan Parliament to represent the interests of Ugandan citizens and exercise its oversight and legislative functions. Among the project's achievements were:

  • Installation internet access and parliamentary website.
  • Creation of an internship/fellowship program with local legal and university institutions.
  • Drafting of a plan to aid the parliament in utilizing local talent to its fullest ability.
  • Development of a Parliamentary Budget Office to assist the Parliament in conducting legislative oversight and utilize its constitutional investigatory powers to ensure transparency and accountability with respect to central government expenditures.

These accomplishments played a crucial role in enhancing the ability of the Ugandan Parliament and its dedicated members and staff in aiding and serving the Ugandan people.