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The Youth National Parliament Want to Participate in the Decision Making

The members of National Youth Parliament have closely followed the presentation during the workshop.

As is the case in many African countries, the average age in the Ivory Coast is decreasing, with more than 79% of the population being less than 35 years old. And, like many African countries, Ivoirian youth continues to be excluded from full participation in social and political opportunities in their country.


Other Features

Kenyan Senate visit to Albany for Comparative Study Tour

Kenya Senate Delegation members pose on the dais of the Senate Chamber with Secretary of the New York State Senate, Francis Patience.

SUNY/CID recently conducted a one-week study visit for members and staff of the Parliament of Kenya to Albany, NY. The participants – five senators and three parliamentary staff members - are part of the Senate Committee on Monitoring and Evaluation. The visit was funded by the Kenyan Senate.


ANCI Commissions question Ministers of Transportation and Roads and Infrastructure

The transportation minister meets the Press after the Oral questions session.

One of the great challenges for a developing parliament is asserting its right to participate in oversight of the executive branch. Instead of viewing this as a collaborative effort to improve government performance, the executive often views this as a threat to its authority while MPs, particularly members of the ruling party, hesitate to challenge their leaders.


Governance Information Bulletin

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.

Featured Publication

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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At SUNY/CID we connect people and ideas for integrated development through the design and implementation of large, multi-year donor funded projects, institutional capacity building projects, and research-intensive assessments and evaluations. Learn more about us and our mission.

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