Enhancing Parliamentary Transparency in Africa: An Exploration of the Africa Open Parliament Index
About the Parliamentary Network Africa. Written on September, 2022
The Africa Open Parliament Index, an initiative of the Parliamentary Network Africa, is a pioneering step towards enhancing parliamentary openness across the African continent. As a robust tool, the index aims to promote and assess transparency, citizen engagement, and accountability within various parliaments. The Parliamentary Network Africa has coordinated this project alongside several civil society organisations, collectively working towards establishing a culture of open governance.
The concept of an open parliament is intrinsic to democratic societies, and the development of this index stands as a testament to the Parliamentary Network Africa's commitment to this cause. The index not only measures the level of openness in each parliament but also provides a platform for understanding and implementing best practices, fostering collaboration, and advancing parliamentary reforms.