Here you will find reports from CPA UK's bilateral engagement programmes between Westminster MPs and partner Parliaments. Browse the latest reports or search by country/Parliament to find out more about these international outreach activities.
CPA UK & UN Women Uganda - Committee Leadership for Female Committee Chairs - Report
In April 2017, CPA UK and UN Women Uganda delivered a joint workshop for female committee Chairs and Vice-Chairs at the Parliament of Uganda. This programme created the space to discuss issues impacting the work of female committee chairs and to strengthen the committee management processes at the Parliament of Uganda.
The sessions highlighted key areas for reform in terms of empowering committee Chairs to take ownership of their work and engage with the media in order to connect directly with the public and, where possible, to influence public opinion. The sessions also discussed procedural challenges, such as fostering productive Chair-clerk relations and how to engage effectively with witnesses.
Visit from Members of the Federal Parliament of Canada
From 13 to 17 March 2017, CPA UK and CPA Scotland hosted a delegation of Members of the Federal Parliament of Canada. The delegation consisted of eight members of the Canada–United Kingdom Inter-Parliamentary Association and five members of the Canada–Europe Parliamentary Association. The focus of the visit was on the UK’s decision to exit the European Union.
CPA BIMR Cayman Islands Election Observation Mission 2017 General Election
The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, British Islands and Mediterranean Region (CPA BIMR), deployed an Election Observation Mission (EOM) to the Cayman Islands from 19 to 27 May 2017. The EOM was independent in its assessment of the electoral process.
The EOM’s Final Report reflects the findings which the Head of Mission presented in the mission’s preliminary statement issued just after the election on 24 May 2017.
The Gambia Scoping Visit May 2017 - Report
This report was produced following the joint scoping visit undertaken by CPA UK and WFD to Banjul in May 2017. It highlights some of the visit’s key findings and proposed plans to engage with the National Assembly during this political transition.
Scrutiny Programme - Parliament of Namibia - Feb 2017 Report
In February 2017 CPA UK, in partnership with the Parliament of Namibia, delivered a programme that aimed to support effective parliamentary scrutiny.
The UK delegation delivered the programme for parliamentarians to explore the role of parliaments in conducting oversight of government at the national level and also met with a number of stakeholders during the programme.
A key objective of the visit was to introduce and discuss techniques and methods for conducting scrutiny, with the aim of increasing the technical capacity of parliamentarians. As such, the programme looked in detail at oversight through committee management; legislative scrutiny; and, in particular, scrutiny of practices and policies.
St Lucia Delegation Report
The Speaker and delegates from the House of Assembly of St Lucia exchanged experiences, advice and knowledge with UK parliamentarians and officials.
CPA UK & UK Overseas Territories’ Parliamentary Forum: Supporting the Role of Public Accounts Committees & Audit Institutions: Oversight of Public Funds
CPA UK has formed a consortium with the UK National Audit Office (NAO) and the UK Government Internal Audit Agency (GIAA) to deliver a three-year project to support public financial management in the UK Overseas Territories. The first multilateral activity, a Parliamentary Forum on Supporting the Role of Public Accounts Committees & Audit Institutions in Oversight of Public Funds was held in Miami from March 1-2 2017.
CPA UK Delegation to Punjab and Haryana - Report
CPA UK sent a cross-party delegation of three MPs and Peers to visit Punjab and Haryana in August 2016. This report outlines the delegation programme and the outcomes from the visit.
Capacity building workshop with Chairs of Sectoral Oversight Committees
CPA UK ran its second capacity building workshop for the Chairs of Sri Lanka's Sectoral Oversight Committees from 23-27 January 2017. The programme aimed to build the capacity of the Committee Chairs and senior parliamentary officials to fulfil their responsibilities and respective committee mandate effectively.