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Members Orientation in Cote d’Ivoire

View of crowd at orientation.

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.


Other Features

Water for Anyama – The Source of Life

Woman gathers water.

Kindo Aïssata, a literacy advisor, lives in the Belleville district in Côte d’Ivoire’s town of Anyama. Like the rest of the district’s population of 13,000, she has faced water shortages the entire 15 years she has lived there. Aïssata and her children used to walk up to 30 kilometers every other day before school to get drinking and bathing water at a fountain located outside the city and carry it home.


Inclusive Growth and Collective Action: SUNY/CID named as a partner in the DFID-Funded Governance in Action Program in Kyrgyzstan

Map of Kyrgyzstan.

SUNY/CID is partnering with the Palladium Group to implement The Support to the Parliament/Governance in Action (GiA) program, funded by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID).


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.

For additional information, feel free to peruse SUNY/CID's 25th Anniversary Publication.