A comparative analysis of the system of intergovernmental relations in Botswana and South Africa : the dynamics of a two-tier system versus a three-tier system

Abstract: In both South Africa and Botswana, local government is the most disadvantaged sphere of government. Although designed for efficiency, effectiveness and cooperation, all configurations have problems of ambiguity in governmental authority, as well as counterproductive friction, duplication and waste. Author(s): Dipholo, Kenneth; Gumede, Nyawo Source(s): , Journal of African & Asian local government studies…

The role of land tools with respect to land access and tenure security for the poor : cases from Anglophone peri-urban Africa

Abstract: Three peri-urban areas in Zambia, Namibia and Botswana were studied to evaluate the poverty alleviating impact of innovative tools for the formalization of informal settlements. These tools can be considered a useful addition, but appear to have mixed results. Author(s): Asperen, Paul Van; Zevenbergen, Jaap Source(s): , 25 p., ill., tabs Published: 2012 World…

Decentralisation in Commonwealth Africa : experiences from Botswana, Cameroon, Ghana, Mozambique and Tanzania

Abstract: Case studies of decentralization policies in sub-Saharan Africa are used to inform lessons learned and policy recommendations to guide decision-makers worldwide. It is clear from the analysis that there is no ‘one size fits all’ design of decentralization policy. Author(s): Kathyola, Janet; Job, Oluwatoyin Source(s): , xx, 291 p., ill., tabs, 24 cm Published:…

Yes Africa can : success stories from a dynamic continent

Abstract: This book with success stories from Africa contains two chapters on different aspects of local governance from Sierra Leone (post-conflict recontruction) and Rwanda (health financing). Author(s): Chuhan-Pole, Punam; Angwafo, Manka Source(s): , xiii, 477 p., ill., graphs, maps, tabs Published: 2011 World bank, Washington, DC (English ISBN/ISSN: 978-0-8213-8746-7/ Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1596/978-0-8213-8745-0

The impact of good governance on development and poverty in Africa : Botswana – a relatively successful African initiative

Abstract: At independence, Botswana was considered a hopeless case. Statistical evidence suggests that democratic governance with transparency, accountability, little corruption, and effective decentralization has been a critical contributor to its development success. Author(s): Sebudubudu, David Source(s): , African journal of political science and international relations; Vol. 4, No. 7 p. 249-262, ill., graphs, tabs African…

Comparative assessment of decentralization in Africa : final report and summary of findings

Abstract: This comparative study draws lessons from African country experiences with decentralization. Accountability remains mostly upward. In one third public service delivery improved slightly. Capacity remains an issue at all levels of government. Author(s): Dickovick, James Tyler; Beatty Riedl, Rachel Source(s): , iv, 79 p., ill., tabs Published: 2010 United States agency for international development…

Land inventory in Botswana : processes and lessons

Abstract: The Botswana Tribal Land Information and Management Systems uses takes into account land policy, land tenure (including tenancy), land use planning, gender issues, valuation, governance and land taxation, and pro-poor decentralized land administration involving local land boards. Author(s): Sietchiping, Remy; Augustinus, Clarissa; Passano, Guglielma Da; Wagner, Robert; Uhlig, Britta; Rollnick, Roman Source(s): , 62…