In September 2014, the USAID funded Legislative Strengthening Program in Cote d’Ivoire (LSP) and the National Assembly of Cote d’Ivoire (ANCI) introduced an innovative program to enhance citizens’ participation and representation in the governance of their constituencies through greater engagement between local community leaders, CSOs, citizens, and their national deputies through the creation of political platforms for improvements in the delivery of public services.
SUNY/CID Legislative Strengthening Program in Cote d’Ivoire Collaborating to Advance the Common Good
Experts often criticize the waste and unnecessary duplication of efforts by donors who support implementation projects that fail to coordinate their programming efforts. To avoid this, the USAID funded Legislative Strengthening Program in Cote d’Ivoire (LSP) has been working closely with the National Assembly of Cote d’Ivoire (ANCI) to build synergies with other implementers and leverage programming efforts with great success.
Through the US Agency for International Development-funded Strengthening Governing Institutions and Processes (SGIP) project, SUNY/CID is making concrete contributions to the use of evidence-based policy to develop legislation in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH).
- CID at the Eleventh Workshop of Parliamentary Scholars and Parliamentarians
- SGIP Helps BiH Canton Redesign Web Site
- SGIP Gives Media Award
- FBiH Parliament Study Tour to Austrian Parliament
- Kenya Parliamentary Service Commission: Benchmarking Legislative Management Models in the United States
Current and Recent Projects
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.
David Guinn: "Legislative Strengthening: An Annotated Bibliography" (pdf)
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.