Nigerian Parliamentary Support Project

This project aims to strengthen the National Assembly and selected State Houses of Assembly in Nigeria in carrying out their core functions of law-making, oversight and representation, in furtherance of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The project will support enhanced public participation in the performance of legislative duties; align the performance of legislative oversights to the needs and demands of constituents; strengthen parliamentary action on electoral and constitutional reforms, as well as on gender equality through the elaboration and adoption of a gender policy; and through support for the implementation of the NASS Institutional and Capacity Needs Assessment.

The project is organized on four pillars, namely: promoting inclusive and truly representative legislative processes, through the SDGs; strengthening vertical and horizontal accountability by the parliament; enhancing participatory approaches to electoral review, constitutional reforms and gender empowerment; and enhancing the capacity of legislative aide and bureaucrats to enable effective and efficient performance of their roles.

United Nations Development Programme