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:…

Basic services provision across ten years of implementation of the local government code : issues and challenges in decentralized governance

Abstract: The provision of devolved basic services by local governments in Surigao del Norte, Philippines, is analysed, using data on health, education, welfare, agriculture and livelihoo. Two frameworks were used: the soufflé theory of decentralization by Parker, and the Local Government Code. Author(s): Sunico, Florencio F. Source(s): , 35 p., ill., graphs, tabs Published: 2011…

Yes Africa can : success stories from a dynamic continent

Abstract: This book with success stories from Africa contains two chapters on different aspects of local governance from Sierra Leone (post-conflict recontruction) and Rwanda (health financing). Author(s): Chuhan-Pole, Punam; Angwafo, Manka Source(s): , xiii, 477 p., ill., graphs, maps, tabs Published: 2011 World bank, Washington, DC (English ISBN/ISSN: 978-0-8213-8746-7/ Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1596/978-0-8213-8745-0

The political economy of agricultural policy reform in India : fertilizers and electricity for irrigation

Abstract: Decentralization and devolution of groundwater management, energy supply, and fertilizer subsidies are among the options for agricultural policy reform that aim to reduce or eliminate elite capture in rural India. Author(s): Birner, Regina; Gupta, Surupa; Sharma, Neeru Source(s): , IFPRI research monograph; [174] xxvii, 231 p., ill., graphs, tabs IFPRI research monograph [174] Published:…

The rural hub : supporting rural development in western and central Africa = Le hub rural : appui au développement rural en Afrique de l’ouest et du centre

Abstract: Some of the topics dealt with in The Rural Hub are : local development, decentralization, and land tenure. Author(s): Source(s): , Published: 2011 Immeuble Ousseynou Thiam Guéye, [Dakar (English; French ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://www.hubrural.org/spip.php?page=documentation&var_mode=recalcul&id_rubrique=2&opt=result&pages=1

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…