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.
Building a community for change : A workshop on promoting gender equality with parliamentarians form South & South East Asia and the United Kingdom
This report was produced following the delivery of a workshop exploring the issue of promoting gender equality which took place in the Houses of Parliament, London in December 2015. The workshop brought together parliamentarians from South and South East Asia as well as the United Kingdom. Issues addressed included the conditions for a change in narrative, economic empowerment of women, the representation of women in Parliament, as well as the need for utilising non-traditional means to changing the narrative to promote gender equality.
Guyana Parliamentary Forum on Anti-Corruption
CPA UK facilitated a delegation of UK Parliamentarians and officials to the National Assembly of Guyana to participate in a forum exploring the roles of parliamentarians in understanding and tackling corruption. The forum, which took place from 9-11 November 2016, sought to build the legislative capacity of Guyana through the development of an updated Code of Conduct for Public Office holders.
Turks & Caicos Islands Election Observer Mission 2016 Report
CPA's British Islands and Mediterranean Region (BIMR) sent an Election Observation Mission to observe the 15 December General Election in the Turks and Caicos Islands.
Capacity building workshop with Sri Lanka Sectoral Oversight Committee chairs
Working in partnership with the Westminster Foundation for Democracy, CPA UK ran a workshop for Chairs of Sectoral Oversight Committees on 24-28 October 2016. The programme aimed to build the capacity of the Committee Chairs and senior parliamentary officials to effectively fulfil their responsibilities and respective committee mandate.
Visit from Members of the Public Accounts Committee of the Parliament of Canada
The visit from Members of the Canadian Public Accounts Committee on 7-8 December 2016 focused on increasing participants' awareness of international best practices in enhancing the oversight of public finance through engaging with UK and Commonwealth counterparts. The aim was to explore international good practice for the oversight of public finance and to strengthen the relationship between the UK and Canadian Parliaments through exchanges related to specific priority topics and issues relevant to the Canadian PAC.
CPA UK Delegation to Andhra Pradesh & Telangana
As part of a series of programmes with Indian State Legislatures, CPA UK sent a delegation of UK Parliamentarians to Andhra Pradesh and Telanagana in November 2016. The programme was hosted by the British Deputy High Commission Hyderabad and the Andhra Pradesh and Telanagana State Legislatures. The programme explored themes including trade and investment, smart cities and tackling violence against women and girls.
Visit of Jamaican parliamentarians: Final Report
CPA UK hosted a group of visiting Jamaican parliamentarians to explore the multifaceted role of parliamentarians in a Westminster-style democracy while sustaining the relationship between the UK and Jamaica in areas of shared interest. This programme was successful in introducing the delegation to the UK parliamentary system and political landscape, while enabling open discussion on recent procedural and political developments in the UK.
Visit of the Khyber Pankhtunkhwa Provincial Assembly Women's Parliamentary Caucus: Final Report
A delegation of women parliamentarians from the Khyber Pankhtunkhwa Provincial Assembly visited Westminster on the 6 - 7 September 2016 to discuss strengthening women's representation in politics. The programme, run in partnership with British Council Pakistan included discussions on topics such as the role of MPs, the Women and Equalities Select Committee and the promotion of gender equality in parliaments and political parties. Delegates also shadowed two female UK MPs in their constituencies, travelling to Ealing Central and Acton with Dr Rupa Huq MP and to Lewisham and Deptford with Vicky Foxcroft MP.
Bilateral Exchange with National Assembly of Nigeria: Final Report
CPA UK facilitated a delegation of MPs and Peers to the National Assembly of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in May 2016. The visit helped establish productive relationships between parliamentarians and institutions, as well as engagement and coordination with external stakeholders such as the British High Commission, DfID and NGOs. The visit provided an opportunity to learn about governance and oversight systems in the National Assembly, as well as share experience and lessons from the UK's internal oversight systems.
Sri Lanka Reference Document on Committee Oversight
This document is intended as a reference guide for practitioners and was produced following the delivery of a Sectoral Oversight Committee Workshop the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association UK (CPA UK) coordinated in partnership with the Parliament of Sri Lanka and the Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) in Colombo in February 2016.