In March, The State University of New York/Center for International Development (SUNY/CID) launched a series of trainings under the "Strengthening the Potential of Civil Societies" Component of the “Support to Public Financial Management” Program supported by the Department for International Development UK (DFID) and Open Society Institute Assistance-Foundations in Tajikistan.
Tajikistan, the poorest of the former Soviet Union countries, is seeking to improve its performance in the areas of financial management and service delivery. Despite notable strides in economic development, poverty reduction and improved service delivery in the decade between 1999 and 2009, the current contraction of the Tajik economy due to dramatic changes in the external environment (particularly, the downturn in international oil prices, the devaluation of the Russian Ruble and the decline in remittances from expatriate workers, especially those who had been working in Russia) threaten the stability of the political system.
One of the challenges facing any newly elected legislature is assuring that new members can quickly acquire the skills and institutional knowledge necessary to effectively carry out their duties. In the case of Cote d’Ivoire, the December 18, 2016 elections resulted in a 42% turnover in membership. Complicating this challenge is the recent adoption of a new constitution in which the legislature will become bicameral through the formation of a new Senate.
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- Inclusive Growth and Collective Action: SUNY/CID named as a partner in the DFID-Funded Governance in Action Program in Kyrgyzstan
- SUNY/CID Supported Adult Education in Bosnia and Herzegovina With a Prime Time TV Show
- The Youth National Parliament Want to Participate in the Decision Making
Current and Recent Projects
The GIB is a newsletter that draws attention to technical matters involved in strengthening political institutions and to broader issues of aid strategies, democracy assistance, public sector performance, and to countries and regions where SUNY/CID is working. Our most recent edition can be found here and the archive here.
David E. Guinn: "Success in parliamentary strengthening: What does it mean?"
Robert Nakamura, et al.: "Stregthening Deliberative Bodies: Legislative Engagement Reference Paper" (pdf)
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