Connecting People and Ideas for Integrated Development


SUNY/CID Legislative Strengthening Program Helps Bring Parliament into the Constituencies

Photo of participant speaking during an information session in Yopougon

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.


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SUNY/CID Legislative Strengthening Program in Cote d’Ivoire Collaborating to Advance the Common Good

Photo of support to ANCI women during a caucus strategic planning excercise

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.


SUNY/CID Strengthens Foster Care Policy in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Conference on foster care policy in BiH.

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).


Staff in Focus

Sanela Paripović

This month, learn about Sanela Paripović, Deputy Chief of Party/Component 1 Leader of SGIP in BiH. Read more...


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.

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Featured Publication

David Guinn: "Legislative Strengthening: An Annotated Bibliography" (pdf)

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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.