Sponsored by UNDP, an ICLAD Certified Trainer from Egypt organized a legislative strengthening program for members of both houses of the Algerian Parliament and their staff. Participants received training in ICLAD’s legislative problem-solving theory and methodology, and also benefited from presentations on recording and civil input processes from Lebanese and Swiss experts. More than one hundred MPs and staff members attended sessions.
The Algerian organizers selected three laws to assess during the training: the Law on Waters, the Disability Law, and the Law on the Promotion of Tourism. The problem-solving methodology helped participants identify reasons that existing laws frequently remained under-implemented, and drew their attention to issues requiring legislative clarification or elaboration. The participants responded very favorably.
To solve complex social problems, participants required ongoing training in clear and explicit delegation of rulemaking authority, and in techniques for overseeing ministerial activities on an on-going basis. In order to serve this need, as well as to provide legislative strengthening assistance to drafters in other Arabic-speaking nations, ICLAD continues to work with local partners to establish an ICLAD-affiliated Regional Center in the Middle East to offer trainings in legislative problem-solving theory and methodology in Arabic, using regional examples.
Disability Law Reforms
Law on the Promotion of Tourism
Law on Waters