Improving community development by linking agriculture, nutrition and education : design of a randomised trial of home-grown school feeding in Mali

Abstract: This paper describes the design of an impact study for the home-grown school feeding (HGSF) programme in Mali. It will determine the impact of school feeding sourced from smallholder farmers on smallholder food security, on accountability, and on school children’s education, health and nutrition. Author(s): Masset, Edoardo; Gelli, Aulo Source(s): , Trials; Vol. 14,…

The political economy of decentralization in sub-Saharan Africa : a new implementation model in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Kenya, and Senegal

Abstract: This study examines the overall design of local government financing systems in sub-Saharan Africa. An analytical guide to decentralization is proposed, its purpose being to produce a comparative table for cross-country analysis. The approach is clearly contextualized to each country. Author(s): Dafflon, Bernard; Madiès, Thierry Source(s): , Africa development forum series xxvii, 310 p.,…

AWEPA : European Parliamentarians with Africa

The Association of European Parliamentarians with Africa (AWEPA) works in partnership with African parliaments to strengthen parliamentary democracy in Africa and facilitate African-European parliamentary dialogue. The main goal is to eradicate poverty and support the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals, through the realization of human rights, democracy and development in Africa. Link: http://www.awepa.org/

FCM : Federation of Canadian municipalities = Fédération canadienne des municipalités

Abstract: FCM (Federation of Canadian Municipalities) International provides ways for Canadian municipalities to engage with their counterparts around the world, to contribute knowledge, and to foster cooperation across a global network of local governments. Author(s): FCM Source(s): , Published: 2013 Federation of Canadian municipalities = Fédération canadienne des municipalités (FCM), Ottawa (English; French ISBN/ISSN: /…

CCRE/CEMR : Council of European municipalities and regions = Conseil des communes et régions d’Europe

Abstract: The Council of European Municipalities represents 150,000 local governments in Europe. It has an active network for North/South local government cooperation that seeks to promote the exchange of experience and of best practice between the relevant parties. Author(s): Source(s): , Published: 2013 Council of European municipalities and regions (CEMR) = Conseil des communes et…

What is governance?

Abstract: Four approaches to improve measuring the quality of bureaucracies are described: (1) procedural measures; (2) capacity measures; (3) output measures; and (4) measures bureaucratic autonomy. The reasons why low-income countries are advised to reduce bureaucratic autonomy are also explained. Author(s): Fukuyama, Francis Source(s): , Working paper / Center for global development; 314 18 p.,…

OIDP : Observatorio internacional de la democracia participativa = IODP : International observatory on participatory democracy

Abstract: The International Observatory on Participatory Democracy (IOPD) is a space open to all cities in the world and all associations, organizations and research centres interested in learning about participatory democracy with the aim of deepening the roots of local democracy. Author(s): Source(s): , Published: 2013 Observatorio internacional de la democracia participativa (OIDP), Barcelona (Spanish;…

UNDEF : the United nations democracy fund

Abstract: UNDEF was established in 2005 as a United Nations General Trust Fund to support democratization efforts around the world. UNDEF supports projects that strengthen the voice of civil society, promote human rights, and encourage the participation of all groups in democratic processes. Author(s): UNDEF Source(s): , Published: 2013 United nations democracy fund (UNDEF), New…