The Academy

Knowledge Centre

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.

The Parliamentarian

The Parliamentarian

Read the latest issue of The Parliamentarian, the Journal of Commonwealth Parliaments
Library

Library

Find CPA toolkits, handbooks, reports and documents supporting democracy and good governance in Commonwealth Parliaments
Blogs

Blogs

Find policy case studies, resource collections, interviews and personal reflections from Parliamentarians and parliamentary staff across the Commonwealth
Podcast

Podcast

Catch up with the latest episodes of 'Parliamentary Conversations in the Commonwealth'.
Commonwealth Parliamentary Research Service (CPRS)

Commonwealth Parliamentary Research Service (CPRS)

Our research service provides detailed comparative information on Commonwealth Parliaments to support the CPA's membership
CPA online shop

CPA online shop

Find out about the latest books and items from the CPA available for purchase.