The Africa Open Parliament Index (OPI) Change Stories

The Open Parliament Index (OPI) is a legislative transparency tool developed to assess the level of openness – transparency, accountability, and citizen inclusion – in African parliaments. In 2022, the maiden edition of the OPI was published, measuring 13 national parliaments in West Africa. What are the objectives of the OPI? There are three main […]

Strengthening PMO Networks for Civic Participation and Parliamentary Accountability

In 2023, the Parliamentary Network Africa (PNAfrica), a Civil Society Organization championing Open Parliament in Africa, embarked on several projects to strengthen civil society capacity and networking for the advancement of civic participation, parliamentary transparency and accountability across national and regional legislatures. These activities were necessitated following some recommendations made in its maiden edition of […]

Embracing Openness, Transparency, and Accountability in the Parliament of Ghana: The OPI Factor

In embracing a commitment to openness, transparency, accountability, and citizen participation, the Parliament of Ghana has within two years of the publication of PNAfrica’s Open Parliament Index (OPI), undergone a significant transformation. These changes have marked a crucial shift towards a more inclusive and democratic governance system. Several key initiatives, such as the establishment of […]


Parliamentary Network Africa (PNAfrica) has commenced a series of online training for Parliamentary Monitoring Organizations (PMOs) in Africa. The pieces of training follow the completion of the first phase of the Open Parliament Engagements and Networking in West Africa (OPEN West Africa) project which led to the establishment of a community of PMO Networks in […]

Open Parliament and The Pan-African Parliament

Democracies and democratic institutions in Africa are confronted with various challenges, including the opacity of many of these institutions and the resultant decline in public trust in these bodies. National and Regional legislatures on the Continent, including the Pan-African Parliament – which are supposed to be the ‘Houses of the African People’ – do not […]

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