Social accountability sourcebook : [strengthening the demand side of governance and service delivery]

Abstract: This sourcebook provides an analytical framework, an overview of the main concepts and definitions, tools and methods, case studies from different regions (including Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean), sectoral and thematic applications, and knowledge and learning resources. Author(s): Forster, Reiner Source(s): , Published: 2011 World bank]. Social development department, [Washington, DC (English…

Political decentralization and the effectiveness of aid

Abstract: Analysis of data for three important development goals (increasing economic growth, lowering infant mortality, and overcoming poverty) in 81 countries (1990-2009) suggests that aid is not more effective in decentralized countries. Author(s): Baskaran, Thushyanthan; Bigsten, Arne; Hessami, Zohal Source(s): , 33 p., ill., graphs, tabs Published: 2011 Göteborgs universitet], [Göteborg (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link:…

UCLG ASPAC : United cities and local governments Asia Pacific

Abstract: Based in Jakarta, UCGL-ASPAC is the biggest sections in UCLG (United Cities and Local Governments), with linkages to more than 7.000 local governments. It represents close to 4 billion people and incorporates economically fast developing countries such as China, India and Indonesia. Author(s): Source(s): , Published: 2010 United cities and local governments Asia Pacific…

Learning from the south : participatory budgeting worldwide – an invitation to global cooperation

Abstract: An overview of participatory budgeting in the world is provided, with special chapters on Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Oceania. Participatory budgeting is unique because it has evolved in countries of the Global South, but has now become an issue all around the world. Author(s): Sintomer, Yves; Wilhelm, Christian; Cochrane, John Source(s): , Dialog…

Space on the mat : Pacific women in local government

Abstract: This is a networking site for Pacific Women in Local Government to exchange experiences, perspectives and ideas on ways in which local government can promote women’s voices, address women’s needs and provide opportunities for women’s political representation alongside men in consultation processes. Author(s): CLGF Source(s): , Published: 2010 Women in local government, [Suva] (English…

Citynet : the regional network of local authorities for the management of human settlements

Abstract: CITYNET (The Regional Network of Local Authorities for the Management of Human Settlements) is a Network committed to helping local authorities improve the lives of its citizens and create the urban sustainability across Asia-Pacific and beyond. RDLG/22/634 Author(s): Source(s): , Published: 2009 Citynet, Yokohama (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://www.citynet-ap.org/

ANZSOG institute for governance at the University of Canberra

Abstract: The ANZSOG Institute for Governance is a member of the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) family.It conducts interdisciplinary research and professional development in governance to deepen theory, advance knowledge and improve practice both in Australia and internationally. Author(s): Source(s): , Published: 2009 University of Canberra. ANZSOG institute for governance, Canberra (English…

Women’s empowerment and good governance through community radio : best experiences for an action research process

Abstract: This collection of articles seeks to contribute to the impact of community radio on governance issues especially related to gender equality and women’s rights. The publication is part of a two-year participatory action research process to address the challenges to women’s participation in democracy. Author(s): Solervicens, Marcelo Source(s): , [136] p., ill., tabs Published:…