HDP Global New Member Orientation Guide

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

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The National Democratic Institute (NDI), in partnership with the International Republican Institute (IRI), produced a House Democracy Partnership (HDP) Global New Member Orientation Manual to support newly elected members of parliament (MPs) and staff in onboarding to the legislature. The manual offers guidance for legislators and staff in their orientation to the legislature, outlining global examples from HDP partner countries and beyond. 

The primary goal of this manual is to help members and staff better understand their roles, and more effectively perform the core mandates of lawmaking, representation, and oversight. Each section is structured to provide those responsible for implementing new member orientations with the substance necessary for specific sessions, and guiding questions to support orientation session design and execution. The manual also provides a list of additional resources to support enhanced learning on the various topics outlined.

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