Jessica Grody

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Guest Post: Kenyan votes roll in

Another guest post from Jessica Grody in Nairobi Vote tallying continues more than 24 hours after the Kenyan polls closed. Although results are expected within 48 hours, the IEBC, Kenya’s independent election commission, has up to seven days to release the official results. One of the most shocking figures of the vote tally is the … Continue reading

African perspectives on Kenyan election

Next week’s presidential election in Kenya is being closely monitored both because it is the first under its new constitution, because democratic institutions are still in their infancy across Africa, because the last election resulted in so much bloodshed, and a few of the leading candidates are scheduled to stand trial in the Hague for … Continue reading

Guest Post: Kenya’s first presidential debate

(Jessica Grody is Project Manager for the Uwezo Evaluation Team, and is currently based in Nairobi) Yesterday marked a historic event in Kenya: eight candidates participated in the country’s first ever presidential debate. With less than a month to go until the March 4th elections, the presidential aspirants assembled for the first of two organized … Continue reading

Open Budgets – Twaweza director presentation

Last week I wrote about the International Budget Project’s Open Government Partnership program. Rakesh Rajani, head of Twaweza, spoke at the OGP launch at the UN in New York. Rakesh is a passionate advocate of open information, open societies, and open government, and this article is an edited version of his presentation.

Photos from our Uwezo field research in Kenya

Our research team has now completed 12 busy weeks of fieldwork in Kenya, and before we begin to disseminate results, I wanted to share some photographs to provide a context of what daily life is like in the areas in which we have been working. These pictures were taken by Kelly Zhang (Stanford PhD student) … Continue reading