Announcing the 2014 State of Participatory Democracy Report

The Hunger Project is proud to announce the release of the 2014 State of Participatory Democracy Report (SPDR). The 2014 report presents the most extensive comparative global study to date on one of the most important, yet most frequently ignored, issues in development – the effectiveness of local government.  Fortunately, as the world formulates its Sustainable…

Tarjeta de Puntuación

Tenemos la intención de trabajar con la comunidad local de  práctica de la democracia local participativa para desarrollar y utilizar una tarjeta de puntuación de gobernanza compartida  para evaluar y clasificar la democracia local en todo el mundo. Este cuadro de mando elevará el perfil de la democracia local a través de la publicación anual…

Family Planning – a Challenge to Decentralization

February 5, 2014 At today’s Family Planning 2020 stakeholder meeting, Prof. Fasli Jalal, head of the National Population and Family Planning Board, Indonesia, addressed his country’s strategy for addressing family planning in the context of a highly decentralized political system. Indonesia took the “big bang” approach to decentralization in 2000, devolving resources and decision-making authority…

Quick Poll Results

Here are the results from past polls (Dec 2013 – Feb 2014) #1 Holiday Poll (Dec 2013) All these key elements are important – and the members of our Global Community of Practice feel that greater citizen engagement is far and away the most important. #2                                                                #3   We were surprised to see what a…

Introducing the RDLG Bibliographic Database

We are pleased to announce that the Rural Decentralization and Local Government (RDLG) Database, with its 1600 bibliographic entries – is now part of this website. The Royal Tropical Institute in the Netherlands has, for many years, supported its development and operation within its KIT Information and Library Services. When the services closed in August 2013 due…