Decentralization and school management in Namibia : the ideologies of education bureaucrats in implementing government policies : research article

Abstract: This paper examines the ideologies of school inspectors, principals, and teachers in the implementation of decentralized, cluster-based educational change in post-Apartheid Namibia. It shows that the worldviews of the educationists can be characterized as authoritarian, bureaucratic, and managerial. Author(s): Pomuti, Hertha; Weber, Everard Source(s): , ISRN education; Article ID 731072 8:00 PM ISRN education…

Institutional impacts of the local government reform program on good local governance in Tanzania

Abstract: The anti-corruption strategies and the local government reform program (LGRP) in Tanzania are analysed, based on their main policy goals as well as impacts on the overall institutional performance of local institutions in Tanzania. Structural concerns and “institutional shortfalls” are highlighted. Author(s): Mgonja, Boniface E.S.; Tundui, Charles Source(s): , International journal of academic research…

Upholding customary land rights through formalization : evidence from Tanzania’s program of land reform

Abstract: The challenges of bringing informal, customary land arrangements into a universal formalized land administration are examined. One of the questions is whether certificates of customary rights of occupancy (CCROs) in Tanzania improve the perceived or real security of tenure for rural peoples? Author(s): Fairley, Elizabeth Source(s): , 27 p., ill., maps, tabs Published: 2012…

Mobile technologies and empowerment : enhancing human development through participation and innovation

Abstract: By looking at basic concepts, current trends and real life examples, this primer shows how development practitioners can harness the potential of mobile technologies to improve human development outputs and public services at the local and country level, especially for poor, rural people. Author(s): Zambrano, Raúl; Seward, Ruhiya Kristine Source(s): , 55 p., ill.,…

Devolution of forest rights and sustainable forest management : learning from two decades of implementation

Abstract: The factors driving or hindering forest policy reform in 16 developing countries are identified. Two factors explain the lack of progress in devolving rights: (1) conflicts of forest reform laws; and (2) the failure of agencies to realign their missions in support of rights devolution. Author(s): Lawry, Steven; McLain, Rebecca Source(s): , 29 p.,…

Decentralization and governance in the Ghana health sector

Abstract: In spite of a long history and successive waves of decentralization reforms, the Ghana health sector has not fully embraced the model adopted by the central government. Some functions and responsibilities have been decentralized, but others remain centralized or simply deconcentrated. Author(s): Couttolenc, Bernard F. Source(s): , A World bank study; 70274 xvii, 102…

Pro-poor service delivery : introduction

Abstract: This introduction includes resources on making service delivery pro-poor and managing service delivery reform to improve effectiveness and accessibility. Subjects include: public service reform; decentralisation; equity of access; and gender and service delivery. Author(s): GSDRC Source(s): , 1 file, ill. Published: 2012 University of Birmingham. Governance and social development resource centre (GSDRC), Birmingham (English…

Decentralization

Abstract: Lacking a good definition, this article clarifies the linguistic, institutional, and historical contexts in which the term decentralization is used. The complexity of designing decentralized institutions is highlighted. The outcome often consists of a mix of decentralization and deconcentration. Author(s): Divay, Gérard Source(s): , 4 p. Published: 2012 École nationale d’administration publique (ENAP), [Québec…

Public sector governance reform

Abstract: Oxford Policy Management Ltd (OPM) is an independent UK consulting company who have been contracted to conduct an evaluation of support to Public Sector Governance Reform (PSGR) in developing countries over the last ten years (2001-2010), with the specific objective of improving future support. Author(s): Source(s): , Published: 2012 Oxford policy management, Oxford (English…