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PARLIAMENTARY DIPLOMACY

Parliamentary Diplomacy has become an important tool to help Parliaments to address regional and global challenges. The Training Program on Parliamentary Diplomacy aims to strengthen the capacity of parliamentary staff in the region to better support their parliaments engage in this relatively new, but increasingly necessary, form of diplomacy.

PARLIAMENTARY RESEARCH

The Training Program on Parliamentary Research is specifically designed to provide the necessary research skills required by parliamentary staff to support parliamentarians with up-to-date and reliable information that is effective for parliamentary decision-making and to support the representative, legislative and supervisory functions of parliament.

PARLIAMENTARY RESPONSIBILITY

The seminar Program on Parliamentary Responsibilities intends to expose parliamentary staff, and eventually Parliamentarians, in the ASEAN region to knowledge exchange and good practice in specialized parliamentary work.

PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE WORK

Parliamentary committees are a vital part of the work of the Parliament. This program provides an overview of the administrative and technical work of committees, and practical aspects of the work of committee staff.

PARLIAMENTARY COMMUNICATION

Parliamentary communication training is designed to improve the performance of parliamentary staff involved in planning, arranging, organizing and reporting on parliamentary activities including public consultation, workshops, and field missions. The first course in this series, Basic Parliamentary Communication provides a practical overview of the tools and strategy of effective communication by parliament.

LEGISLATIVE DRAFTING

The training workshop on Legislative Drafting Techniques aims to contribute to improving the legal skills of parliamentary staff so that they can better support parliamentarians to perform their legislative function.

FISCAL ANALYSIS CAPACITY TRAINING

Parliamentarians have the important role of allocating and overseeing government spending to reflect priorities and objectives for development and social welfare improvement.

Because it requires a specialized skill set, fiscal analysis skills can be lacking among young parliamentary researchers, which limits the ability of parliamentarians to make informed votes on budget matters.

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