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.
Montserrat PAC Workshop Report
CPA UK partnered with the Montserrat Legislative Assembly to organise a Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Workshop for PAC Members and associated stakeholders in November 2017. The Workshop is one of a number of activities within the Programme of Activities agreed with Montserrat as part of the UK Overseas Territories Project.
CPA UK Delegation to Jamaica - September 2017
The CPA UK delegation to Jamaica followed a visit by Jamaican Parliamentarians to Westminster in September 2016. The bilateral programme, which involved various meetings with representatives from government, parliament, civil society and NGOs, provided UK delegates with a wide-ranging overview of Jamaica’s current political, economic and social outlook as well as the challenges faced. The relationship between Jamaica and the UK was also widely discussed and areas for possible collaboration and partnership were identified.
Falklands Clerk Visit - October 2017
The Clerk of the Falkland Islands’ Public Account Committee, Ronald Maclennan Baird, attended an induction programme at the Tynwald Parliament in the Isle of Man and the UK Parliament in Westminster as part of the UK Overseas Territories Project. The report outlines key issues raised in discussions with other Clerks, PAC Chairs and Members, and audit officials about the challenges faced by PACs in small legislatures and the relationship between the PAC and internal and external auditors.
NAO Audit Workshop Report - October 2017
CPA UK and the UK National Audit Office (NAO) held a practical workshop on the new NAO financial audit manual for external auditors in the UK Overseas Territories as part of the UK Overseas Territories Project.
The workshop also provided a platform to share knowledge and develop networks across the Territories.
Isle of Man Delegation Visit - October 2017
In October 2017, CPA UK hosted nine parliamentarians and a clerk from Tynwald, Isle of Man, for a three-day Westminster familiarisation programme. This was the second of two visits by newly elected Tynwald Members in 2017. The delegates were introduced to the Westminster system and learnt about the current UK political situation.
Sierra Leone Clerks’ Training Programme – October 2017
In October 2017, nine clerks from the Parliament of Sierra Leone participated in a week long training programme on committee inquiry processes in the Houses of Parliament, London.
Specifically drawing on the similarities and differences between the Westminster Select Committee model and that of the Parliament of Sierra Leone, the programme explored the different stages of committee inquiries in detail as well as the wider parliamentary engagement from NGOs and the general public in Committee inquiries.
New Members Induction - The Gambia - September 2017
Delivered over four days in September, this programme explored a wide range of parliamentary procedure and practice, and was broadly divided into four areas: an introduction to parliamentary practice and procedure; legislative, scrutiny and representative functions of Parliament; parliamentary engagement with the public; and a Westminster-style debate and select committee evidence session.
APPG on the UN Global Goals Study Visit to the UN - July 2017
A report on the All-Party Parliamentary Group on the UN Global Goals Study Visit to the High-Level Political Forum at the United Nations: in Association with the CPA UK Fellowship Scheme.
Evidence Informed Policymaking Programme - Malawi - March 2017
This workshop successfully continued CPA UK’s work with Members of the Malawian National Assembly, hosting a delegation of young Members of Parliament to Westminster for a programme exploring evidence informed policymaking – a field growing quickly in Malawi and in the field of parliamentary and governance work. The delegation met with a wide range of stakeholders, including Members and Peers, external organisations, and the UK Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) to acquire a detailed understanding of the role evidence can play in parliamentary practice and procedure. Key areas of discussion focused on: the availability of resources; the relationship between external organisations and Parliament; and effective committee inquiries. The programme also included a constituency visit to explore the relationship between Members of Parliament and those they represent.
Scrutiny Programme - Parliament of Namibia - February 2017
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.