Making legislative oversight work in Ghana
In a research note in the current issue of Governance, Rick Stapenhurst and Riccardo Pelizzo of the World Bank Institute examine a success story in “constitutional engineering”: the establishment of effective legislative oversight mechanisms within Ghana’s parliament. Improved legislative oversight, they argue, has enhanced the reputation of parliament. Low levels of partisanship and a general demand for good governance have helped to make the reforms work. Read the research note.