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May 22, 2019
In the past six years, Kenya has continued its progression toward devolution and achieved success in its efforts to decentralize power and bring the government closer to its citizens. However, despite these democratic gains, Kenya remains hindered by the... Read More
December 09, 2016
Overwhelmingly, IRI's Vulnerability to Corruption Approach (VCA) found that citizen participation and engagement are critical to addressing corruption and advancing Decentralization and Deconcentration Reforms in Cambodia. October 2016 marked twenty-five years since the end of the conflict in... Read More
May 25, 2016
We Africans sometimes complain about how others are not focusing on our story. Take for example the Paris attacks in late 2015; the media coverage stirred to my mind memories from Kenya’s own Garissa University attack. Some say there is inequality in coverage between the Paris attack and terror... Read More
April 17, 2016
Estonia has mastered e-government. The rapid transition of the Baltics from Soviet-occupied territories to active members of the EU and NATO is well-documented but deserves to be more closely studied as a model. The Baltics are a development model for the entire region and their recent and... Read More
January 23, 2016
As many of my colleagues in the field can probably attest, the incredibly fast pace of our work overseas sometimes makes it easy to forget about the amazing communities that we actually live in.  The constant travel to the regions of Ukraine and the many hours of trainings, consultations and... Read More
Posted by

Michael Druckman

Resident Country Director, Ukraine
March 05, 2015
This week devolution in Kenya had its second birthday.  Two years ago marked the beginning of Kenya’s ambitious effort to institute a devolved system of government.  The 2010 Kenyan Constitution mandated the devolution of many resources and functions to a newly created county-level... Read More
Posted by

Kathleen Schmermund

Program Officer, Africa Division