Surveys and analytical reviews of comparative parliamentary workings, e.g.:
1- Structure of parliaments (composition, membership, mandate, representation, institutional capacity, committee system, assessment of legislative and oversight functions)
2- Legislative initiatives, quality of legislations, bill drafting.
3- Oversight and accountability methods
4- Legislative information systems (LIS) and media in parliaments (library, research services, member’s constituency relationships)
Arabization and Information Unit:
Translating Parliamentary Publications (theory and practice)
1- English/Arabic parliamentary materials (e.g. lexicon)
2- News files on parliament (e.g. weekly English/Arabic newsletter on “What is Up in Egyptian Parliament?”
3- Provide access to knowledge and information on parliamentary development through our website (www.barlaman.org)
Workshops and informative meetings between MPs and experts who provide background and policy oriented papers on contentious issues and bill proposals that are on parliament’s agenda.
1- Training moduels for staff on parliamentary research and technical assistance skills (report writing, legal drafting, budget analysis, time management, agenda setting..)
2- Civic education activities (model parliament, youth parliament, campaigning
Consultation and Technical Support Unit:
Legal Consultancy projects
Technical Support for MPs