Is information on MPs' involvement in corporate boards available? Is information on MPs' assets and interests available? Is information on MPs' expenses available? Is information on parliament's expenditures available? Is information on parliament's contracts available? Are the results of parliamentary investigations available? Is there a register of lobbyists?
Argentina: Chamber of Deputies
Bosnia and Herzegovina: House of Representatives
Brazil: Chamber of Deputies
Cameroon: National Assembly
Canada: House of Commons
Chile: Senate
Colombia: Senate
Croatia: Croatian Parliament
El Salvador: Legislative Assembly of El Salvador
Estonia: Parliament of Estonia
Finland: Parliament of Finland
Georgia: Parliament of Georgia
Germany: Bundestag
Ghana: Parliament of Ghana
Greece: Hellenic Parliament
Guatemala: Congress of Guatemala
Hungary: National Assembly
Indonesia: House of Representative
Iran: Islamic Consultative Assembly
Ireland: Dáil Éireann (Lower House)
Israel: Knesset
Italy: Chamber of Deputies
Jordan: House of Representatives
Kosovo: Assembly of Kosovo
Macedonia: Assembly of Macedonia
Malaysia: House of Representatives
Mexico: Senate
Mexico: Chamber of Deputies
Montenegro: Parliament of Montenegro
Netherlands: Hosue of Representatives
Pakistan: National Assembly
Paraguay: Senate
Romania: Chamber of Deputies
Serbia: National Assembly
South Korea: National Assembly
Spain: Congress of Deputies
Taiwan: Legislative Yuan
Ukraine: Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine
United Kingdom: House of Commons

Good Practice Examples

In India, a declaration of assets is mandatory within 90 days of taking office as a member of parliament

In India, voters have the fundamental right to know the financial background of any person contesting elections to Parliament. Since 2003, it has become common practice for candidates contesting elections to Parliament to submit an official declaration disclosing details of assets and liabilities for self, spouse and three dependents. The Election Commission of India is required to make these affidavits public so that voters may get to know the background of electoral candidates.


The Scottish parliament has developed a series of key principles that guide the practices of parliament and the work of MSPs

After a wide public consultation process, the Scottish Parliament published a set of Key Principles in 1999, ‘Shaping Scotland’s Parliament’ which set out how the Parliament should work. The Principles are: