An IPU delegation, comprising parliamentarians from France and Burkina Faso, conducted a needs assessment mission to the Parliament of Djibouti to examine the functioning of the parliament and identify strategic areas of cooperation to strengthen the institution.The delegation met with the Speaker of the Parliament, parliamentary staff, leaders of political parties, women parliamentarians, the executive branch, civil society and potential partners.
The visit also included a day-long workshop with the administration of the parliament aimed at exploring the challenges and making recommendations for enhanced efficiency in parliamentary work. The mission was guided by the Common Principles for Support to Parliament, which Djibouti endorsed in April 2015.
The mission took place from 8 to 12 January 2017. The delegation included French MP René Rouquet, Burkinabe MP Alphonse Nombre, Polish parliamentary expert Marcin Buzanski and Jonathan Lang, project officer from IPU.