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.,…

African local governments and the MDGs : constraints and policy alternatives

Abstract: This paper examines the baseline conditions for successful implementation of MDGs by local authorities in Africa and appraises the need for capacity strengthening of African local authorities to spearhead development. Author(s): Chirisa, Innocent Source(s): , Global advanced research journal of peace, gender and development studies; Vol. 1, No. 1 11 p., ill., graphs, tabs…

The democratic impact of ICT in Africa

Abstract: This paper develops the so-called “African model of ICT practice”, which proposes a set of hypotheses that aim to enable the effective usage and integration of ICT within the democratic process in the context of an African self-defined political reality. Author(s): Dobra, Alexandra Source(s): Africa Spectrum; 47(2012)1, p. 73-88, ill Africa Spectrum 47(2012)1 Published:…

Vertical and horizontal decentralization and ethnic diversity in sub-Saharan Africa

Abstract: Two types of decentralization are examined in the context of the sub-Saharan reality. In vertical decentralization, the central government is the principal, the local government is the agent. In horizontal decentralization, the community is the principal, the local government is the agent. Author(s): Ranis, Gustav Source(s): , Center discussion paper; 1017 17 p., ill.,…

Technical consultation on the role of community based providers in improving maternal and newborn health : report

Abstract: In 2012, a technical consultation took place on the role of community based providers in improving maternal and newborn health. The focus was on best practices and country experiences in improving the quality and coverage of maternal and newborn health services involving community based providers. Author(s): Kok, Maryse; Herschderfer, Kathy; Koning, Korrie De Source(s):…