The Parliamentary Performance Scorecard and Civic Engagement Project
The Parliamentary Performance Scorecard and Civic Engagement Project (PAPSCE) aimed to
enhance the democratization process in Uganda through facilitating “Active and Informed
citizenry to demand for accountable and responsive leadership”. This was achieved through:
- Generating evidence on the performance of MPs and their Institution (Parliament) for
- Enhancing civic engagements with elected leaders on their roles and performance.
- Improving capacity of partners to utilize and sustain Scorecard and civic engagement
benefits beyond donor funding.
The Project objectives were derived from AFLI’s earlier vision of “a stable, democratic and
prosperous community rooted on appropriate public policies championed by an effective and
The Project contributed to improving government accountability towards citizens including
electoral processes, diversifying political engagement, improving participatory decision making,
strengthening citizens’ engagement for government accountability and improving access to
It impacted on behaviour of Parliament to recognize the value addition role of Civil Society
Organisations (CSOs) in the legislative sector and willingness to open up Parliament to public
scrutiny. This took AFLI’s bold step to assess Parliament periodically and making reports
available to the Public in operationalization of the Constitution which makes access to
information a right and the Access to Information Act which operationalizes the Constitution.
The Scorecard influenced Parliament to track attendance of committees and the plenary by MPs,
response to questions and directives by the Executive and taking stock of productivity of
committees of Parliament by the Monitoring and Evaluation Department of Parliament.
Furthermore, learning from recording and transcribing proceedings of committees of Parliament,
Parliament adopted the same for purpose of documenting accountability committees of