Strengthening local councils in Uganda

Abstract: Uganda’s ambitious decentralization programme did not prepare district officials and local council members to deliver. The Strengthening Democratic Linkages in Uganda Activity worked with councilors in 10 districts by simplifying processes for planning and budgeting and clarifying procedures. Author(s): Mulema, Eva; Wetterberg, Anna Source(s): , International development group working paper series; 2013-01 iv, 23…

Budgeting at local government level : preparation, problems and prospects

Abstract: This paper examines budgeting at the local government level with a view of explaining the preparation, discussing the problems involved, and highlighting the prospects. Approaches to budgeting in the local government are outlined. Recommendations to improve budgeting are highlighted. Author(s): Amujiri, B.A. Source(s): , [Journal of religion and human relations; Vol. 1, No. 4]…

Does participatory budgeting in social housing give tenants real power over resources or is it simply tokenistic tenant empowerment?

Abstract: Participatory budgeting (PB) as used within social housing in UK is a new concept, but so far has very limited scope. Social housing providers have access to other budgets within their organizations, but cannot give residents more influence because of regulatory demands. Author(s): Richards, Isobel Source(s): , [169] p., ill., tabs Published: 2012 Tenant…

BTC : Belgian development agency

Abstract: BTC advises and supports central and local authorities. Several aspects are dealt with: developing a coherent institutional framework, developing partner capacities, drawing up local development plans, organizing local tax systems, and providing investment budgets. Author(s): Source(s): , Published: 2012 Belgian development agency (BTC), Brussels (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://www.btcctb.org/en/theme/decentralisation

Democratic governance and participatory budgeting : a theoretical discourse of the Nigerian experience

Abstract: The democratic governance and participatory budgeting of public sector finances in Nigeria, both nationally and locally, are discussed. Recommendations include: empowerment of the poor to enable more effective participation; and targeting resources to programmes directed to the poorest localities. Author(s): Akindele, Sunday Tunde; Afolabi, Yakibi Ayodele; Ayeni, Oluwadare Ojo Source(s): , Review of economics…

Councillor’s orientation : reference manual

Abstract: This manual of the Ministry of Local Government and Housing, Zambia, provides councillors and council officials with a clear understanding of governance, budgeting, planning, implementation, and monitoring. It is intended to enhance transparency and accountabity. Author(s): Zambia Source(s): , ii, 151 p., ill., graphs, tabs Published: 2011 Local government association of Zambia (LGAZ), [Lusaka…

Social accountability sourcebook : [strengthening the demand side of governance and service delivery]

Abstract: This sourcebook provides an analytical framework, an overview of the main concepts and definitions, tools and methods, case studies from different regions (including Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean), sectoral and thematic applications, and knowledge and learning resources. Author(s): Forster, Reiner Source(s): , Published: 2011 World bank]. Social development department, [Washington, DC (English…

Spotlight on publications : participatory budgeting

Abstract: This short bibliography highlights some of the latest and most relevant publications on the topic in Latin America, including Country Case Studies, Multi-Country Surveys and Implementation Guides. Author(s): Source(s): , Spotlight on knowledge 3:00 PM Spotlight on knowledge Published: 2011 Evidence and lessons from Latin America (ELLA), [London] (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://ella.practicalaction.org/sites/default/files/111129_GOV_BudPubPol_SPOTKNOW3_0.pdf