Implementing Locally, Inspiring Globally: Localizing UNSCR 1325

Published by the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP),  Implementing Locally, Inspiring Globally: Localizing UNSCR 1325 is a 126-page booklet focusing on the GNWP’s efforts to localize the UNSCR 1325 and 1820 National Action Plans (NAPs). These two resolutions focus on the importance of women’s participation in decision-making for conflict prevention, resolution, and recovery, especially in conflict-affected countries. So…

Municipal Finances : A Handbook for Local Governments

The World Bank has published a book titled Municipal Finances: A Handbook for Local Governments, targeting local-level decision makers and addresses daily issues cities and municipalities face in managing finances. The handbook reviews lessons learned in municipal financial management and provides a guide for municipalities to conduct self-evaluations and to chart needed reforms. “This handbook aims to help…

ALDA publishes book on citizens’ participation at the local level in Europe and neighbouring countries

Re-posted from www.alda-europe.eu ALDA – The European Association for Local Democracy – is an organisation dedicated to the promotion of good governance and citizen participation at the local level. It is made up of over 160 members comprising local authorities and civil society organisations in the enlarged Europe. Recently, new forms of interaction between citizens and…

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.,…

E-government implementation and practice in developing countries

Abstract: [Partial preview] This book reports on the current developments with e-government. It discusses m-government, e-governance, e-participation, e-inclusion, and the use of mobile phones and social networking . Many developing countries experience problems with the adoption of e-government systems. Author(s): Mahmood, Zaigham Source(s): , Advances in electronic government, digital divide, and regional development series 420…

Local government reform Africa : through high impact leadership & management

Abstract: Leading-edge case studies and expert advice for local governments on how to improve organizational culture, systems and performance are dealt with at the 2013 Local Government Reform in Africa Conference. Subjects include: finance, ethics, inclusive development, participation, and leadership. Author(s): Source(s): , [6] p., ill. Published: 2013 Bloomzone skills solutions (BSS) Africa, [Johannesburg] (English…

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,…

Overview on management patterns in community, private and hybrid management in rural water supply

Abstract: The sustainability of rural water supply remains evasive. Community management models, private management models, and hybrid models are reviewed to provide a basis for the selection of the most appropriate management model. Author(s): Kamruzzaman, A.K.M.; Said, Ilias; Osman, Omar Source(s): , Journal of sustainable development; Vol. 6, No. 5 p. 26-36, ill., tab Journal…

Active citizenship and rural women : a citizens’ voice model for emergent productive water users

Abstract: This study of a Citizens’ Voice project in the province of Limpopo, South Africa, finds that active citizenship exists, but its effectiveness is limited by the lack of engagement among women’s organizations, the lack of capacity to interact with government officials, and weak institutions. Author(s): Loate, Lesego Source(s): , [10] p., ill. Published: 2013…

The specter of leviathan in the central-local relations : a comparative historical analysis of the decentralization reform in Thailand and the Philippines

Abstract: This essay offers a comparative analysis of the decentralization reforms in Thailand and the Philippines. It is shown that the outcome of decentralization depends largely on the power configuration of the national bureaucracy at the time of modern state founding. Author(s): Sudhipongpracha, Tatchalerm Source(s): , Journal of African & Asian local government studies (JAALGS);…