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…

Defining political community and rights to natural resources in Botswana

Abstract: In Botswana, the entangling of natural resource policy with identity politics contributed to a partial recentralization of CBNRM. Decentralization has been associated with democratization in that decentralized natural resource management is virtually equated with empowerment of local resource users. Author(s): Poteete, Amy R. Source(s): Development and change; 40(2009)2, p. 281-305 Development and change 40(2009)2…

Repertoires of domination in decentralization : cases from Botswana and Senegal

Abstract: Government officials, local elites, and commercial interests in Botswana and Senegal have used their so-called repertoires of domination to limit the extent of local-level democratization achieved through the decentralization of natural resource management. Author(s): Poteete, Amy R.; Ribot, Jesse C. Source(s): , 36 p. draft Published: 2009 Indiana university. Digital library of the commons…

Human resource management and decentralization in Botswana and South Africa

Abstract: The relationship between decentralization and human resource management (HRM) in Botswana and South Africa is examined. In the cases researched strategic HRM (SHRM) reforms have been accompanied by a tendency towards centralization rather than decentralization. Author(s): Phirinyane, Molefe B. Source(s): , xii, 370 p., ill., graphs, maps, tabs Published: 2009 University of Birmingham, Birmingham…

Public sector reforms in Africa and the quest for democratic developmentalism in Africa

Abstract: Subjects include: (1) pitfalls of decentralization reforms in Uganda (2) prospects for improved service delivery in Uganda (3) privatization of water and sanitation services in Kenya. Author(s): Edigheji, Omano Source(s): , Africa development; vol. 33, no. 4 (special issue) , ill., tabs Africa development vol. 33, no. 4 (special issue) Published: 2008 Council for…

Literature review of governance and secure access to land

Abstract: This review summarizes key findings from research into the governance issues of security of land tenure and distributional inequalities over land. It indicates research findings on effective ways to build capacity, accountability and responsiveness of the institutions governing access to land. Author(s): Palmer, Robin Source(s): , 35 p. Published: 2007 University of Birmingham]. Governance…