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Global Parliamentary Report 2012: The changing nature of parliamentary representation

Public expectations of parliament are evolving, under the influence of information and communication technologies. Citizens are demanding greater accountability from their representatives. Parliaments are making efforts to engage with citizens more effectively, but the tangible impact on parliamentary work is rarely visible. Parliaments need to continually adapt and evolve in order to keep pace with changes in society.

The Global Parliamentary Report is a joint publication of the IPU and UNDP. It analyses parliamentary strategies and draws attention to good practices. The Annex contains data on the world's parliaments, and a companion web site provides interactive data maps and video clips.

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