R4D : research for development

Abstract: R4D is a free access on-line portal containing the latest information about research funded by DFID, including details of current and past research in over 30,000 project and document records. Themes include agriculture, education, health, governance and conflict, food security, and social change. Author(s): DFID Source(s): , Published: 2012 Department for international development (DFID),…

The online sourcebook on decentralization and local development = Sourcebook en ligne sur la décentralisation et local développement = Libro guia de decentralization y desarrollo local

Abstract: This sourcebook provides general background information, presents case studies from around the world, and discusses a number of issues in programme design including administrative, fiscal, political decentralization, and issues related to agriculture, health, education, and natural resources. Author(s): FAO; UNDP; DEZA; GTZ; World Bank Source(s): , Published: 2012 Food and agriculture organization of the…

Resettlement and gender dimensions of land rights in post-conflict northern Uganda

Abstract: The effect of displacement and resettlement of households on gender-differentiated access to land and land investments in northern Uganda is examined. Even low levels of land conflict undermine land governance and management, constrain productivity, and serve as a source of persistent violence. Author(s): Adelman, Sarah Source(s): , 25 p., ill., tabs preliminary and incomplete…

Confrontation between peasant producers and investors in northern Zambézia, Mozambique, in the context of profit pressures on European investors

Abstract: Foreign agricultural investors are clashing with local peasants in Mozambique in a confrontation over agricultural and development models. One large company withdrew rather than take over land, but two other investors chose to push ahead, and have come into conflict with local peasant communities. Author(s): Norfolk, Simon; Hanlon, Joseph Source(s): , 14 p. Published:…

Natural resources and environment = Ressources naturelles et environnement = Recursos naturales y medio ambiente

Abstract: These web pages provide key information related to land, water and genetic resources, and the access to and tenure of these resources. They also address the challenges and opportunities of bioenergy, agriculture, fisheries, and forestry in the light of climate change. Author(s): FAO Source(s): , Published: 2011 Food and agriculture organization of the United…

Can islands of effectiveness thrive in difficult governance settings? : the political economy of local-level collaborative governance

Abstract: Theory and evidence suggest that in countries with poor governance progress could be driven by local collaborative governance, i.e. narrowly-focused initiatives that combine high-quality institutional arrangements at the micro-level, plus supportive, narrowly-targeted policy reforms. Author(s): Levy, Brian Source(s): , Policy research working paper; WPS 5842 23 p., ill., tabs Policy research working paper WPS…

Do better monitoring institutions increase leadership quality in community organizations? : evidence from Uganda

Abstract: A sample of Ugandan farmer associations was used to validate a model of leadership effectiveness. Indeed, the quality of democratically chosen leaders in community organizations was affected by the groups´ monitoring institutions. The framework may be applied to other local governance situations. Author(s): Grossman, Guy; Hanlon, W. Walker Source(s): , 39 p., ill., graphs,…

VNG international’s Local government capacity programme

Abstract: The 2012-2016 plan for the Local Government Capacity Programme (LGCP) Programme of the Association of Netherlands Municipalities (VNG) is outlined. The consequences of the new priorities of Dutch international development policy (water, agriculture, security, reproductive health) are highlighted. Author(s): VNG Source(s): , 10 p., ill., tabs Published: 2011 VNG international, The Hague (English ISBN/ISSN:…