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Kenyan Legislators visit the US and Canada to learn about televising Parliament

The delegation visiting the Oregon State Legislature in Salem, Oregon.

SUNY/CID conducted a two-week study visit to the United States and Canada for the Parliament of Kenya. The visit was funded by the Kenyan National Assembly’s Joint Committee on Parliamentary Broadcasting and Library with the objective of learning how proceedings and sessions are recorded and presented to the public in other legislatures.


Other Features

Making Livestock Production Profitable in Kenya’s Arid and Semi-Arid Lands

Mandera County Governor Ali Roba confers with other delegates  at the workshop on the development  of  livestock sector in Arid and Semi- Arid lands in Kenya. Photo Credit:  AHADI//R. MUNIU.

Following the enactment of the 2010 Constitution and the introduction of a devolved system of governance, Kenya’s counties have become centers for growth. One resulting opportunity is the development of the livestock sector, especially in those counties that fall in the Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASAL) counties.


County Workers in Kenya Sign Performance Contracts, Promise Better Service Delivery

Tharaka Nithi Governor, Samuel Ragwa (right), handovers a signed performance contract to the Performance Contracting Technical Team Leader, Tabitha Mbungo at the launch. Photo Credit:  Emily Mutai, AHADI.

The Tharaka Nithi County Government in Kenya signed performance contracts with its staff in a launch ceremony themed ‘what is measured, gets done’. The ceremony was a culmination of introducing results based management, by SUNY/CID through the Agile and Harmonized Assistance for Devolved Institutions program (AHADI) project supported by USAID.


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

Robert Nakamura, et al.: "Stregthening Deliberative Bodies: Legislative Engagement Reference Paper" (pdf)

Robert Nakamura: "Kenya Parliamentary Strengthening Program Creating and Implementing a Kenya Model of Parliamentary Development-A Case Study" (pdf)

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