• Legislative Support Services
  • Research and Training
  • Finance and Administration

Legislative Support Services

The Department, which is headed by a Director, has three divisions namely:- Bills and Legislative Drafting Support for Committees and Constitution and Legislative Procedure. Each division is headed by a Deputy Director. A team of Research Fellows and Research Assistants are engaged in drafting and analysis of bills, and in providing assistance in legislative procedures. The Department is building on the work done by Policy Analysis and Research Project PARP in the area of bill analysis, bill drafting and scrutiny and Legislative procedure which have greatly facilitated the work of the National Assembly.

Functions of the Department of Legislative Support Services

Conduct of research into all areas of bill processing and analysis, and legislative practices and procedures; Carrying out bill drafting and analysis, and providing assistance to members of the legislature in the analysis and drafting of bills; Initiation of Bills on development and socio-political issues that may be of interest to legislators for sponsorship; Undertaking bills scrutiny; Operating a data bank for bills and Acts of the National Assembly; Collaborating with the Training Department to implement the Institute's training programmes.

Research and Training

The Research & Training Department is one of the core departments. It is headed by a Director and has two divisions namely Research and Training.

Research Division :The Research division has four units, namely:

  • Economic Research
  • Socio-political Research
  • Legal/Legislative Research, and
  • Documentation/Library services

Each unit is headed by an Assistant Director. The Assistant Director will manage a team of Research Fellows and Research Assistants in the case of research activities, and library officers in the case of documentation/library services. The Department will be engaged in conducting in-depth studies on various areas of interest to the legislators. Through research, data collection and analysis in various areas of development policy and economic management, the Institute would be expected to assist the work of the National Assembly. It will play a leading role in enabling the National Assembly to keep abreast of cutting-edge developments, and to contribute to the shaping of development perspectives and strategies.The Institute would collaborate with other policy research centres, universities, government and non-governmental institutions in order to ensure its technical quality in research. The output of such works would be published in a language and style easily understood by members of the National Assembly and the general public.

Finance and Administration

The Department, which is headed by a Director, has 2 divisions namely :

  • Finance and
  • Administration and Human Resources

The divisions are headed by Deputy Directors. The Finance division has 2 units namely Accounts and Procurement and Supplies. The Administration and Human Resources division has 2 units namely Assets and Maintenance and Human Resources.Each unit is supervised by a Manager to be assisted by Officers and Office Assistants. The managers are directly supervised by a the Deputy Director.