Exploring the role of the legislature in investing in children. Case: An analysis of child sensitivity of parliamentary debates
January 2017 - June 2017
Parliament has clear roles, which are critical in advancing child development if the Honourable Members of Parliament are sensitive to child development issues. The broad roles of parliament are legislative, representational and oversight as well as judicial to some extent.
Through these core functions parliament provides a mechanism for consent to taxation and control of public expenditure, debate on government policy and legislation and scrutiny of government administration. The constitutional mandates of Parliament are covered in the Constitution of Zimbabwe that was passed by Parliament of Zimbabwe on the 15th of May 2013. Diagram 1 shows the roles of the National Assembly, what is expected of them in line with the specied roles and subsequently what have been done within the analysed period of January 2016 – June 2016.