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Tuesday, 8 July 2008

Broke institutions (Human Rights Commission)

Many of our institutions have perfectly valid remits, the fundamental problem is that there are poorly funded. At the heart of the failure of institutional reform in poor nations is inadequate funding. This thread will highlight some of these broke institutions in Zambia.

The Human Rights Commissions has the institutional framework to be effective, but unfortunately it is broke. Good institutions without funding are toothless. The Mung'omba Draft Constitution currently being debated by the NCC introduces several new commissions, including one on gender equality (see Article 19). If we cannot even fund the exisiting ones like the HRC what hope is there for new commissions?

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