Transparency Maldives conducted the Parliament Watch project from March 2010 to March 2011 in partnership with local NGO Maldivian Democracy Network (MDN). Though the Parliament Watch project is jointly implemented, this report is produced solely by Transparency Maldives.
The aim of the Parliament Watch project is to make the Parliament accountable through increased and effective monitoring of the legislative processes and routine workings of the Parliament as well as to lobby for specific changes in bills relating to governance and human rights. Though advocacy to amend bills was a joint effort of both Transparency Maldives and MDN, Transparency Maldives focused mostly on governance related bills whereas MDN focused on bills relating to human rights.
Transparency Maldives advocated for changes to most of the 32 bills passed by Parliament in the year 2010, focusing extensively on Decentralization Act, Local Council Elections Act, Right to Information Bill, Political Party Bill and Maldives Broadcasting Corporation Act.
Parliament Watch: An Evaluation of the Parliament of Maldives report is produced by Transparency Maldives under the Parliament Watch project funded by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
Read the full report here: Parliament Watch: An Evaluation of the Parliament of Maldives 2010