The CPA seeks to nurture an open and wide-ranging understanding of parliamentary democracy that takes account of the national context and is in line with the Association’s non-partisan, non-prescriptive and non-intrusive approach, as well as the priorities set by jurisdictions and parliaments themselves.
Through its research, publications and knowledge sharing approach, the CPA seeks to capture and disseminate the diverse experiences of parliamentary democracy from across the Commonwealth. Through the sharing of ideas and practices the CPA is able to expand its comparative knowledge on parliamentary strengthening recognising the diverse challenges that many Commonwealth jurisdictions face.
Since 1911, the CPA has developed a diverse set of publications, which although are primarily intended for parliamentarians, they are beneficial to policymakers, governmental and non-governmental stakeholders and beyond. Our outputs range from general information, books, handbooks, toolkits to infographics and video and audio materials.