Hold an international conference on CDFs in Autumn 2011. This major conference will bring together the many strands of SUNY/CID’s academic and practical research, including the presentation of academic studies for publication and policy guidance for a highly practical toolkit for policymakers.
Dissemination of information about CDFs on an ongoing basis to the broader community of donors, parliaments, policy professionals and legislative support institutions through publication of academic research and practical tool kits with suggested norms, policy guidance for CDF operations cross-nationally.
The Albany workshop on CDFs kicked off a comprehensive project that will identify increasingly effective approaches to an important aspect of governance and development. It will help illuminate this increasingly popular policy tool in (a) a rigorous explication of variation among the national versions of CDFs by academics and development professionals; (b) a careful, ground-level analysis, by academics and policy makers, of how the operations of CDFs intersect with the lives of ordinary citizens, constituents and interest groups and CSOs; and (c) a comprehensive set of publications and guidance for diverse audiences that will disseminate basic information on, lessons learned about and good practices in CDFs.