Coordinated implementation of the international guidelines on decentralization and access to basic services for all : handbook

Abstract: This quick handbook aims at national governments and local authorities facilitating the coordinated implementation of the two sets of International guidelines on Decentralization and on Access to Basic Services for All adopted by UN Member States in 2007 and 2009. Author(s): UN-Habitat Source(s): , 19 p. Published: 2010 United nations human settlements programme (UN-HABITAT),…

Improving district level leadership on sanitation and hygiene in Uganda

Abstract: A Learning for Policy and Practice in Sanitation and Hygiene (LeaPPS) programme was launched in Uganda to develop local stakeholders’ capacities to set performance targets, monitor and analyse their achievements and be innovative in their approaches. Author(s): Silva Wells, Carmen Da; Turyareeba, Patience; Mommen, Brecht Source(s): , [3] p., ill. Published: 2009 IRC international…

Decentralisation and municipalities in South Africa : an analysis of the mandate to deliver basic services

Abstract: The extent to which the problems of providing basic services are experienced by municipalities in South Africa are influenced by the political, administrative and financial configuration of the decentralized system of governance is investigated. Author(s): Stanton, Anne Source(s): , 320 p., ill., graphs, maps, tabs Published: 2009 University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN)], [Durban (English ISBN/ISSN:…

Local government reform programme II : (decentralisation by devolution : executive summary July 2008 – June 2013

Abstract: The aim of the 5-year decentralization by devolution programme (2008-2013) of the Tanzanian government is to build local government capacity for it to be inclusive and accountable in the planning, implementation and delivery of basic social services, socio-economic development and poverty reduction. Author(s): Tanzania Source(s): , [21] p. draft Published: 2009 Regional administration and…

Improving the provision of basic services for the poor in fragile environments : water supply, sanitation and hygiene international literature review

Abstract: This paper constitutes a literature review of the international practice and experience in supporting pro-poor service provision in fragile states, focusing on multilateral and bilateral donors’ approaches to the water supply, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector. Author(s): Welle, Katharina Source(s): , 30 p., ill., tabs Published: 2008 Overseas development institute (ODI). Humanitarian policy group…

Decentralisation and assistance to sub-national governments in fragile environments

Abstract: There is disagreement about whether decentralization should be pursued in fragile or post-conflict environments. Many argue that strengthening sub-national governance is vital for delivering basic services, whereas others are skeptical as to whether decentralisation can produce pro-poor outcomes. Author(s): Mcloughlin, Claire; Brinkerhoff, Derick Source(s): , Helpdesk research report; [HD560] 16 p Helpdesk research report…

Impact evaluation of the second phase of the Kecamatan development program in Indonesia

Abstract: This report seeks to determine the impact of community-driven development approaches on traditional measures of household welfare and access to services. The report outlines how the participation of women is addressed in the second phase of the Kecamatan Development Programme (KDP2). Author(s): Voss, John Source(s): , vii, 42 p., ill., tabs Published: 2008 World…

India : rural governments and service delivery

Abstract: This study deals with the roles of different levels of government and the institutional arrangements involved in the provision of key services, e.g. health, education, sanitation and employment. What role do panchayats have in delivering these services. The focus is on disadvantaged rural areas. Author(s): World Bank Source(s): , xiv, 127 p., ill., graphs,…

What makes local government work? : social capital, leadership, participation and ownership in Benin

Abstract: In 2006, the impact of capacity development programmes on the performance of participative local government in 20 municipalities in southern Benin was assessed in terms of improvements to the economy, health and education, and livelihoods. Author(s): Slootweg, Sef; Groen, Jolanda; Llopart, Xavier Source(s): , SNV publications; H0702-12 28 p., ill., tabs SNV publications H0702-12…