Run-Up to Kenya’s Election 2017

Elections are contentious in Kenya. For me, this assertion is personal. In December 2008, a few weeks before a presidential election, I abrubtly left (read: fled) my research camp after a scary evening listening to gunfire. The shooting was part of national pre-election jockeying for influence. At the local level, some people were emboldened toContinue reading “Run-Up to Kenya’s Election 2017”


I am one happy project manager! Last week my small organization, US Common Sense, launched¬†our public finance¬†sustainability website, GovRank*. We’ve been sweating it out for months and now we’re live. Here’s hoping the site will foster good research, debate about our methods, and more public awareness of the state of local finance. Here’s our descriptionContinue reading “Announcing”