Kenya

GPG Founder and Chairman, Greg Power, worked with Professor Robert Nakamura to provide an analysis of USAID/DFID assistance to the Kenyan Parliament, delivered by SUNY since 1999, examining the path of political reform and the characteristics that have shaped its effectiveness in that period.  It seeks to put that experience in the wider context of international assistance, and specifically the recent surge of interest amongst donor agencies in more ‘politically-informed’ and ‘agile’ forms of programming, reflected in the growth of initiatives such as Doing Development Differently and Thinking and Working Politically.  The authors examine how SUNY incrementally developed a “Kenya Model” that proved successful in using donor funds to develop capacities and facilitating their use by MPs to transform the Kenya National Assembly.