United Cities and Local Governments

United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), present in 140 of the 191 UN member states in seven world regions, works promote participatory local governance by representing the interests of local governments around the world, regardless of the size of the communities they serve. The organization, as stated in its mission, represents “the united voice and…

Post-2015 global development agenda : making the case for decentralisation and local governance

Abstract: Decentralization and local governance (DLG) need to be integrated in the post-2015 framework as a ‘strategic enabler’. DLG play a role in providing basic services and addressing inequalities, food insecurity, urbanization, youth unemployment, climate change, conflict and insecurity. Author(s): Awortwi, Nicholas Source(s): , DeLoG working paper; 2 ix, 30 p., ill., graphs, tabs DeLoG…

2012 highlights : activity report from Florence to Dakar

Abstract: In 2012, among many other things, the UCLG has advocated for the inclusion of the local authories’ views in the post-2015 development agenda. The 3rd Global Report on Decentralization and Local Democracy (in 2013) will be devoted to the role of local governments in the provision of basic services. Author(s): Source(s): , 11 p.,…

An integrated and inclusive rural economy

Abstract: According to chapter 6 of the National Development Plan, rural communities require greater economic and political opportunities to overcome poverty and ensure quality access to basic services, health care, education and food security. Better intergovernmental relations will improve rural governance. Author(s): South Africa Source(s): , p. 217-234, ill., graphs, maps, tabs Published: 2012 South…

Who can address urban inequality? : the often forgotten roles of local government

Abstract: This paper focuses on the role of local government in reducing inequalities in sustainable development (infrastructure, basic services, regulations and other measures linked to health, economic opportunity and risk reduction), and the inclusion of the poor and marginalized in local decisions. Author(s): UCLG Source(s): , [15] p., ill., tabs Published: 2012 United cities and…

Can participation be induced? : some evidence from developing countries

Abstract: The effectiveness of the World Bank´s multi-billion dollar investment in participatory development projects is examined. While these projects improved access to basic services, they were less effective in improving income or in building sustainable participatory institutions at the local level. Author(s): Mansuri, Ghazala; Rao, Vijayendra Source(s): , Policy research working paper; WPS 6139 25…

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…