Forest governance learning group

Abstract: The FGLG aims to improve governance of forest resources internationally and in 11 countries through: (1) forest rights and small forest enterprises; (2) legitimate forest products; (3) pro-poor climate mitigation forestry; and (4) trans-national learning for improved social justice in forestry. Author(s): IIED Source(s): , Published: 2011 International institute for environment and development (IIED),…

Building trust in government : innovations in governance reform in Asia

Abstract: Within the framework of democratic governance, decentralization and local autonomy are crucial in fostering more participatory governance and enhancing trust in government. Decentralization contributes to the empowerment of local communities and trust in government at all levels. Author(s): Cheema, G. Shabbir; Popovski, Vesselin Source(s): , Trends and innovations in governance series xv, 260 p.,…

PRIA : Society for participatory research in Asia : making democracy work for all

Abstract: PRIA is an international centre for learning and promotion of participation and democratic governance. It actively shares its expertise and practical insights with other civil society groups, NGOs, governments, donors, trade unions, private business and academic institutions around the world. Author(s): PRIA Source(s): , Published: 2010 Society for participatory research in Asia (PRIA), New…

Decentralization policies in Asian development

Abstract: This book explores fiscal decentralization in Asia, which aims to bring budgetary decisions closer to voters. Subjects include: the major decentralization reforms in Indonesia, the significant reforms in the Philippines and Vietnam, and the special cases of India and China. Author(s): Ichimura, Shinichi; Bahl, Roy Source(s): , xxv, 414 p., ill., graphs, tabs, 24…

Outsourcing’s third wave : buying farmland abroad

Abstract: The fear of rising food prices and trade bans have prompted rich food importers from the Middle East and China to acquire vast tracts of poor countries’ farmland. Is this beneficial foreign investment or neocolonialism? Author(s): Source(s): , The Economist [4] p., ill., graph, map, photogr The Economist Published: 2009 Economist newspaper, London (English…

LOGO south programme (MIC) 2007-2010

Abstract: The programme aims to strengthen good local government as a condition for poverty reduction. It targets 12 local government associations in four regions: Asia, Central-America, West-Africa and East-Africa. It focuses on capacity building of politicians, decision makers and civil servants. Author(s): VNG Source(s): , Published: 2009 VNG international, The Hague (English; Spanish; Russian ISBN/ISSN:…