Survey results : advanced seminar – decentralisation and local governance : session 1.2

Abstract: A survey on the extent and depth of decentralization was conducted among seminar participants from Eritrea, Burkina, Faso, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Cambodia, Ukraine, Afghanistan, Egypt, Guatemala, Pakistan, Dominican Republic, Morocco, Mozambique, Rwanda, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Zambia, and Lebanon. Author(s): ECDPM Source(s): , [17] p., ill. Published: 2012 European centre for development policy management] (ECDPM),…

Practical entry points for improving governance for rural sanitation and hygiene

Abstract: Despite ongoing decentralization efforts, local planning and resource allocation rarely integrate water supply, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). Rural WASH programmes often run in relative isolation of local governance processes. Practical entry points for improving WASH governance are needed. Author(s): Tandukar, Bimal Source(s): , [15] p., ill., graphs Published: 2011 SNV Asia, [Hanoi etc.] (English…

Decentralisation of rural water : moving towards a solution or out-sourcing the problem?

Abstract: This presentation gives an overview of field studies of decentralization as a key contextual issue in rural water supply in Latin America and Africa. The audio can be downloaded from http://www.watercentre.org/wash2011/resolveuid/d92b27937427be17590dc3c317e8b75d. Author(s): Lockwood, Harold Source(s): , 15 p., ill., graphs, maps Published: 2011 Triple-s, Water services that last, [The Hague] (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link:…

Why quality matters : a multi-level analysis of decentralization, local government performance and legitimating beliefs in post-conflict Sierra Leone

Abstract: A study of the effect of political decentralization in post-conflict Sierra Leone on legitimization shows that improvements in service delivery under conditions of decentralized governments are associated with greater trust in local government authorities. Author(s): Sacks, Audrey; Larizza, Marco Source(s): , 16 p., ill., graphs, map Published: 2011 University of Essex. Institute for democracy…

Agr[ar]ian change below the radar screen : rising farmland acquisitions by domestic investors in west Africa : what are the implications for food production and smallholder farming?

Abstract: A 2010 survey in Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger determined the scale of land acquisition by domestic investors in West Africa. Most acquisitions took place after 2000. Most investors are urban. Formal tenure on customary land is difficult. A move to involve smallholders should be encouraged. Author(s): Hilhorst, Dorothea H.M.; Nelen, Joost; Traoré,…

Analysis of basic service governance and the role of local authorities in improving service delivery

Abstract: A study was conducted in Libya, Sudan, Mauritania, Congo (Brazzaville), and Tanzania on the governance and provision of basic services. The aim was to understand how service delivery can be improved and how local government meet challenges and improve access. Author(s): Sutcliffe, Michael; Bannister, Sue Source(s): , UCLG GOLD : Africa report; III ,…