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Kenyan Senate visit to Albany for Comparative Study Tour

Kenya Senate Delegation members pose on the dais of the Senate Chamber with Secretary of the New York State Senate, Francis Patience.

SUNY/CID recently conducted a one-week study visit for members and staff of the Parliament of Kenya to Albany, NY. The participants – five senators and three parliamentary staff members - are part of the Senate Committee on Monitoring and Evaluation. The visit was funded by the Kenyan Senate.

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Other Features

ANCI Commissions question Ministers of Transportation and Roads and Infrastructure

The transportation minister meets the Press after the Oral questions session.

One of the great challenges for a developing parliament is asserting its right to participate in oversight of the executive branch. Instead of viewing this as a collaborative effort to improve government performance, the executive often views this as a threat to its authority while MPs, particularly members of the ruling party, hesitate to challenge their leaders.

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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.

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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.


Featured Publication

David E. Guinn: "Success in parliamentary strengthening: What does it mean?"

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

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