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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

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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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.