Indicator: 2.2 Institutional integrity
In democratic systems of government, parliament is often seen as the nation’s highest institution. It is therefore essential for parliament to lead by example on institutional integrity, and to uphold the highest standards and values in its operations.
This indicator concerns various aspects of the institutional integrity that parliaments should aspire to achieve. These include accountability for the expenditure of parliamentary funds, and transparent procurement procedures. It also includes parliament’s responsibilities with regard to freedom of information legislation.
This indicator also concerns the career development and professionalism of parliamentary staff, who are expected to perform their duties in a non-partisan manner in a highly political environment, as well as parliament’s responsibility for its own institutional development.
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