Water supply reforms and child mortality in Colombia 1990-2004

Abstract: A study of privatization of water and sewerage services in Columbia found that larger local governments that reformed service provision exhibited slower reduction of child mortality rate from infectious and transmissible diseases than municipalities that maintained them as public services. Author(s): Granados, Claudia; Sánchez, Fabio Source(s): , [33] p., ill., graphs, tabs Published: 2009…

Violence and social orders : a conceptual framework for interpreting recorded human history : implications for economic development

Abstract: This framework for understanding political, economic, and social systems in human history, which is thought to culminate in competitive, open access orders with rich civil society and the impersonal provision of public goods, also explains privileges and rent creation in so-called natural states. Author(s): North, Douglass C.; Wallis, John Joseph; Weingast, Barry R. Source(s):…

LOGTAFA : amélioration de la transparence et la rédevabilités du gouvernement local en Afrique francophone : initiative Banque mondiale : Burkina Faso, Guinée (Conakry) et Rwanda : première phase

Abstract: LOGTAFA is a programme to improve the transparency and accountability in Francophone Africa. It identifies governance good practices implemented by local governments in the key phases of the programming process budgeting, service delivery, procurement and audit/follow-up evaluation and monitoring. Author(s): KIT Source(s): , [6] p. Published: 2008 Royal tropical institute (KIT), Amsterdam (French ISBN/ISSN:…

Promoting local governance & decentralisation in Asia : highlights from UNCDF experience

Abstract: The activities of UNCDF in the field of local governance and decentralization in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Laos, Nepal, Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste, Vietnam, Yemen are highlighted. Author(s): UNDP Source(s): , [26] p., ill., graphs, maps, tabs Published: 2007 United nations development programme (UNDP)], New York, NY (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://www.undp.org.bd/library/presentation/2007-02-08%20-%20UNDP%20Dhaka%20pres_Local%20Gov.pps#256,1,PROMOTING LOCAL GOVERNANCE & DECENTRALISATION…