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Recent posts

We close our retrospective series remembering 15 years of GPG with a look on more recent events: in this time of crisis, we adapted our work to #COVID19 and published a series of blogs on remote democracy and online parliaments.

 

We are incredibly proud to collaborate with remarkably qualified Associates such as Former FCO Minister and Minister for Women & Equality Meg Munn who has worked with us for 10 years and is helping us build our resources on #GenderRepresentation in politics.

 

#Parliaments are the single most important representative institution in any #democracy, yet they remain widely misunderstood. Our Guides to Parliaments explain parliaments and their processes and identify ways to engage with them more effectively.

 

GPG has worked to support development in a range of political and policy areas in #Egypt since 2011, providing direct support in the parliament following the revolution and expert technical advice on legal and #ConstitutionalReform in the following years.

 

For the last blog Thursday of this 15th anniversary fortnight, we suggest this piece by our Head of Policy and Partnerships Maria Peiró Mir, in which she gives an account of our work against #HumanTrafficking in Honduras.

 

GPG would not have achieved 15 years of strengthening representative politics without its people. We are incredibly proud of Senior Project Manager Nur Saleh, who was highly commended as Young Consultant of the Year at @britexpertise’s #BEIAwards20.

 

We feel very privileged to count Former Secretary General of the @SeneddWales Sir Paul Silk among our Associates. Paul lent us his first-hand expertise in #decentralisation and assisted us in many projects such as #Jordan, #Egypt, #Honduras or #Libya.

 

GPG’s Guide to Parliaments series explored the key processes and functions of parliaments around the world. This paper by Aileen Walker highlights some of the ways in which #Parliaments can develop #PublicEngagement strategies and services.

 

15 years of GPG – 15 episodes of Politics as Usual, our series of stories from people working in and around politics about what motivates them, why #PoliticsMatters, and what we might learn about the process of change.

 

15 years of expertise led GPG to collaborate at a high level with a wide range of countries’ governments. We have been working in Iraq for over 12 years on projects touching on parliament-government relations, anti corruption, or youth representation

 

In 15 years of existence, GPG has built strong expertise on managing political change. Our Politically Agile Programming series draws on insights from a range of sectors to provide politically smart, locally driven, and adaptative support.

 

Continuing our retrospective celebration of GPG’s 15th anniversary, we look back on the Guides to Decentralisation.

 

Visit former Home Secretary and GPG Associate Jacqui Smith’s page

 

Our first post for our celebratory 15th anniversary fortnight looked back onto our first blog: The Struggle of Parliamentary Assistance.

 


This month’s blogs

 

To mark her collaboration with GPG on an online course for the Uzbek parliament, Former Deputy Chief of Staff to the Deputy PM Baroness Alison Suttie recalls her memories of working in Uzbekistan and voices her hopes to soon resume in-person collaboration.

 

Why should men care? This piece by Former FCO Minister and Minister for Women and Equality Meg Munn introduces the project she worked with GPG on the role of male allies in supporting women’s representation in politics.

 

This week’s blog comes from GPG’s Head of Programmes Zafran Iqbal, who provides us with an insightful overview of the multi-factorial drivers of youth discontent in Iraq, and highlights areas of focus to address young people’s grievances.

 

In this week’s blog, GPG’s Project Officer Elizabett Yashneva explores the consequences of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko’s repressive policy towards young protestors for the country’s future and economy.

 

This week’s blog is a goodbye address from our departing Director Sue Griffiths, who leaves us a moving and important reminder of the crucial role MPs play in preserving and advancing democracy.

 


Recent publications

 

Economic Drivers of Youth Political Discontent in Iraq: The Voice of Young People in Kurdistan, Baghdad, Basra and Thi-Qar