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SUNY/CID Welcomes a New Director

Gina Volynsky

The Center for International Development, along with the University at Albany’s Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Gina Volynsky as our new Director, effective December 24, 2015.
A twenty-five year veteran in the field international development, Ms. Volynsky has an impressive range of experience in strategic planning, new business development, relationship management, project management and communications. She has designed and/or implemented programs in more than twenty-nine countries, working with donors including USAID, the MCC, World Bank, UNDP and the Gates Foundation.


Other Features

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

The Delegation visiting the Oregon State Legislature in Salem, Oregon

In October 2015, 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.


SUNY/CID Works with Government Officials in Kenya to Strengthen Policy Development

Photo of Professor Stephen Odebero addressing students, parents and staff in Busia County.

In 2010 Kenya established 47 new county governments to develop policies and deliver public services at the local level. To ensure that these new governments have the capacity to effectively deliver these services, SUNY/CID in training local officials in policy development through its USAID-funded Agile and Harmonized Assistance for Devolved Institutions (AHADI) project.


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)

View the Complete List of SUNY/CID Publications


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.