Connecting People and Ideas for Integrated Development


Differently Abled Persons Win Services and Funding in Meru County's Plan and Budget

Wheelchair Basketball

For Lucy Nkatha, Coordinator of the Kiengu Disability Community-Based Organization in Meru County, Kenya’s Access to Information Act 2016 meant that persons with disabilities (PWDs) could finally have an opportunity to participate in local political decision-making processes. As a PWD, or Differently Abled Person (DAP) herself, Lucy has been ostracized and shunned by members of her community, and to some extent the government, all her life.


Other Features

Read the latest research and developments in the January 2019 issue of SUNY/CID’s Governance Information Bulletin

SUNY/CID welcomes new and continuing readers to its Governance Information Bulletin (GIB) which highlights recent articles of interest for development practitioners and scholars in the area of democracy and governance. Areas of attention include: (1) development and international foreign aid, including strategies of democracy and governance assistance; (2) development and political institutions including legislative development; local governance and devolution; and public sector performance improvement and (3) program design, measurement and evaluation.


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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