Accroître les ressources financières des communes : pratiques émergentes en Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre

Abstract: The mobilization and management of financial resources is one of the pillars of the decentralization and sustainable provision of basic services in local communities. This book examines what progress has been made in Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, Benin, and Cameroon. Author(s): Keita, Amagoin; Baltissen, Gerard; Hilhorst, Dorothea H.M. Source(s): , 95 p., ill., tabs,…

Center for state & local government excellence

Abstract: The Center for State and Local Government Excellence is a non-partisan, non-profit organization in Washington DC, USA, which helps state and local governments become knowledgeable and competitive employers so they can attract talented, committed, and well-prepared individuals to public service. Author(s): Source(s): , iv, 31 p., ill., tabs Published: 2008 Center for state &…

Assessing decentralisation and local governance in West Africa : taking stock of strengthening the monitoring and evaluation capacity of local actors

Abstract: This document examines a number of initiatives to build the capacity of local stakeholders to monitor and evaluate decentralisation and local governance processes in a participatory way. Incl. case studies from Benin, Cameroon, Ghana, Mali and Niger. Author(s): Le Bay, Sonia; Loquai, Christiane Source(s): , 271 p., ill., maps, tabs, 25 cm Published: 2008…

Institutional choice and recognition in the formation and consolidation of local democracy

Abstract: Case studies from around the world are used to explore the effects of institutional choices and recognition by governments, development agencies and large NGOs on three dimensions of democracy: 1) representation, 2) citizenship, and 3) the public domain. Author(s): Ribot, Jesse C.; Chhatre, Ashwini; Lankina, Tomila V. Source(s): , Representation, equity and environment working…

Can the sector-wide approach strengthen local development institutions? : the case of the water sector in rural Benin

Abstract: This bulletin explores the conditions in which the sector-wide approach can strengthen local development institutions. In Benin, the Direction Générale de l’Eau has systematically incorporated into its strategy the institutional reforms geared to deconcentration and then decentralization. Author(s): Hilhorst, Dorothea H.M.; Adjinacou, Cyriaque; Langley, Philip; Leask, Lou Source(s): , Bulletin / Institut royal des…

Institutional choice and recognition in the formation and consolidation of local democracy : introduction

Abstract: Following decentralization reforms, governments, international development agencies and large non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have been transferring power to a wide range of local institutions, including customary authorities and NGOs to the detriment of the authority of local governments. Author(s): Ribot, Jesse C.; Chhatre, Ashwini; Lankina, Tomila V. Source(s): , Conservation and society; vol. 6, no.…

Can the sector-wide approach stengthen local development institutions? : the case of the water sector in rural Benin

Abstract: In Benin, effective procedures for managing the water sector improved public finance, accelerate public procurement, and improved work oversight. It shows that sectoral approaches can strengthen the deconcentrated, local government level if this is retained as an explicit objective. Author(s): Hilhorst, Dorothea H.M.; Adjinacou, Cyriaque; Langley, Philip; Leask, Lou Source(s): , Bulletin / Royal…

Alignment strategies in the field of decentralisation and local governance : country study of practices and experiences : Benin : international development partner harmonisation for enhanced aid effectiveness : draft report

Abstract: This study reviews experiences and strategies in harmonizing and increasing effectiviness in donor support to decentralization and local governance processes in Benin. It identifies lessons learned and future perspectives. Author(s): Hesselbarth, Susanne Source(s): , vi, [28] p., ill., graphs, tabs Published: 2007 InWEnt]. Development partners working group on local governance and decentralisation (DPWG-LGD), [Bonn…

Alignment strategies in the field of decentralisation and local governance : a review of country practices and experiences : international development partner harmonisation for enhanced aid effectiveness : final main report

Abstract: This study summarizes a review of experiences and strategies in harmonizing and increasing effectiveness in donor support to decentralization and local governance processes, providing four case studies. It consolidates the country findings and identifies lessons learned and future perspectives. Author(s): InWEnt Source(s): , iii, [55] p., ill., tabs Published: 2007 InWEnt]. Development partners working…