Local government legislation in the Commonwealth Pacific

Abstract: [Partial preview] Legislation across a range of Pacific countries is examined. Principles for effective legislation include: democracy & representation; empowerment; probity; oversight & support; capacity & sustainability; efficiency, effectiveness & equity; and, inter-government co-operation. Author(s): Sansom, Graham Source(s): , Commonwealth secretariat local government reform series; 4 100 p, ill Commonwealth secretariat local government reform…

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.,…

UTS: CLG Centre for local government

Abstract: The Centre promotes a cooperative approach to local government education, research and development, and maintains close ties with a large number of local government associations, professional institutes and academic bodies in Australia, the Asia-Pacific and globally. Author(s): Source(s): , Published: 2012 University of technology Sydney (UTS). Centre for local government (CLG), Sydney (English ISBN/ISSN:…

Fiscal decentralization in Asia : challenges and opportunities

Abstract: This publication discusses the decentralization issues faced by countries of Asia and the Pacific. It includes practical suggestions on how to proceed in this area to enhance economic growth, macroeconomic stability, poverty and income distribution, services delivery, and accountability. Author(s): Martinez-Vazquez, Jorge Source(s): , v, 10 p., ill., tabs Published: 2011 Asian development bank…

ACP-LGP : the Africa Caribbean Pacific local government platform = Plateforme des collectivités locales des pays Afrique Caraïbes Pacifique

Abstract: The ACP Local Government Platform was created in 2001 to improve the quality of local governments’ participation in ACP-EC cooperation. The ACPLGP website is intended for Local Government associations throughout the Africa Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries. Author(s): Source(s): , Published: 2011 ACP-LG platform, Brussels (English; French ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://www.acplgp.net/