United Nations agencies and civil society organisations (CSOs) are working
as development partners (DPs) with parliaments across the globe. They are
engaged in activities to strengthen parliaments in both developed and developing
countries. Data from a study that evaluated the performance of Zimbabwe’s
Parliamentary Constituency Information Centres (PCICs) showed that DPs
play important roles in disseminating parliamentary information to constituents.
This article analyses the contributions by the United Nations Development
Programme (UNDP) and the International Network for the Availability of Scientific
Publications (INASP), and the challenges they face in Zimbabwe.