Kenya’s parliamentary caucus for promoting evidence use: What did we learn?

The work of parliament –including scrutinising budgets, draft policies and laws, and representing the interests of their constituents– is dependent on access to quality information.

 Members of Parliament (MPs) need information to be able to critically review, challenge or enrich government’s budget proposals. They need information to review, debate, and input into draft policies and laws proposed by governments, if these are to be effective in tackling development issues. They need information about their constituencies and constituents to be able to effectively represent their interests in parliament and ensure parliament effectively responds to the development needs of constituents through its three functions of oversight, legislation, and representation.

Oronje, R./AFIDEP

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