Panama 2021

International Republican Institute (IRI)

Improving Governance through Citizen Participation, Access to Information, and Transparency within the National Assembly


To build the incentive and capacity of National Assembly (NA) Alternate Members and staff to improve citizen participation and transparency, the Institute will host best practice exchanges, trainings, and roadmap setting workshops framed within the NA’s Open Parliament, Open Government Plan, and Sustainable Development Goal legislative priorities. To increase the capacity and opportunities of civil society organizations (CSOs) to advocate for citizen transparency needs, the Institute will train CSOs in advocacy, help CSOs develop and execute advocacy plans and host CSO – NA roundtables.