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a parliamentary development knowledge portal for the Arab region
This website provides user-friendly access to a host of parliamentary development
resources, such as studies, policy guidance, translated documents, and links to
networks and databases. It also serves to highlight UNDP-supported parliamentary
development activities, mainly the Parliamentary Development Initiative
in the Arab Region, a joint initiative of the Global Programme on Parliamentary
and the Programme on Governance in the Arab Region (POGAR),
launched in an effort to ensure that Arab parliaments have the capacity, resources,
and independence required to carry out their core functions effectively.
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Arab Parliamentary Bulletin - Issue 9
Egypt has the oldest continuous parliamentary tradition in the Arab region. The
first popular assembly was formed in Cairo, in 1866. Despite the consultative nature
of that body, it managed to gain a measure of ministerial accountability by the
late 1870s and early 1880s. Read more on Mechanisms of Accountability in Arab Governance.