International Centre for Parliamentary Studies

The International Centre for Parliamentary Studies exists to promote effective policymaking and good governance through enhanced interaction between Parliaments, governments and other stakeholders in society.

We have worked with a variety of international organisations including the World Bank, Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Council of Europe, the African Development Bank, the European Development Bank, the International Labour Organisation, the International Organisation for Migration, USAID, and many UN bodies including the UNDP, UN Women and UNICEF. We have also worked with a broad range of governments including the UK, Wales, Gibraltar, Portugal, Lithuania, Jamaica, the Cayman Islands, the Turks and Caicos Islands, Bermuda, South Africa, Sierra Leone, Kenya, Kosovo, Malaysia, Hong Kong, the UAE and Australia. We have trained over 5,000 individuals in the last 4 years.

The Centre’s primary focus is the empowerment of human capital through capacity building. To this end, the Centre organises a range of training programmes, conferences and policy discussions to address current public policy issues on the international stage, within Europe and in the UK. These provide a forum for policy discussion, debate, networking and consolidation of international best practice.

ICPS also provides a range of in-country consultancy services to public administrations and government agencies around the world that bring tangible and lasting change. Our consultancy services cover a range of areas including electoral affairs, regulation, governance, public sector reform, health and security.

In addition, we are the publisher of The Government Gazette, a quarterly magazine which provides quality analytical and politically neutral coverage of the leading institutions and policymakers in the European Union. For more information visit: www.governmentgazette.eu.

Our Areas of Expertise

Governance

Rule of law, human rights, legislation, accountability ...

Electoral Affairs

Technology, transparency, voter registration, delivering results ...

Public Sector Reform

Efficiency, structural change, institution building, culture ...

Regulation

Frameworks, standards, innovative approaches, enforcement ...

Security

Technology, international co-operation, legal frameworks ...

Health

Ageing populations, regulations, child health, disease prevention ...