Fiscal Challenges in Parliament Modernisation: A Multidimensional Perspective
Written on September, 2023
Parliamentary modernisation is a complex undertaking that necessitates strategic financial planning and budgeting. However, securing adequate funding for this endeavour can be fraught with challenges. These challenges manifest at different levels, including political, cultural, procedural, and fiscal. This essay will focus on the fiscal constraints that impede parliamentary modernisation, drawing on experiences from New Zealand, Canada, and the private sector. We will examine the major fiscal challenges, such as global recession, increasing national debt, and political reluctance, to name a few.