e-Parliament is an emerging area of work in developing countries, and is thus still in its infancy when compared to national ICT for Development strategies, e-government or e-commerce. Not surprisingly, there are few studies on the subject, few comparative experiences and human resources are limited. The study has developed an analytical framework that focuses on the three core functions of Parliaments - legislation, representation and oversight - and establishes links between them. The study provides concrete examples of the importance of ICTs for the empowerment and increased credibility of parliamentary institutions.
© UNDP, 2006, 36 pages