Putting parliaments at the heart of the APRM : synopsis of the Bagamoyo workshop on the APRM
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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Accountability is the life-blood of democratic governance. Parliament has the primary role of both “giving account’ of their actions to the electorate as well as providing an oversight of public institutions in order to make them accountable to citizens. Essentially, parliament has a unique role in the accountability matrix in the sense that its role is to ensure both vertical and horizontal accountability. Indeed, its role has been characterized as “diagonal” in terms of accountability from below through Civil Society and Citizens and from above by holding public officials accountable. It has been said that one of the primary goal of the APRM is to foster a culture of domestic accountability in Africa which has been lacking for a long time.
Citation“United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa; Pan-African Parliament (2008-11). Putting parliaments at the heart of the APRM : synopsis of the Bagamoyo workshop on the APRM. Addis Ababa :. © UN. ECA,. http://hdl.handle.net/10855/15415”
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