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…

Bootstrapping democracy : transforming local governance and civil society in Brazil

Abstract: [Partial preview] Looking closely at eight cities in Brazil, this book investigates participatory budgeting to ask whether its reforms truly make a difference in deepening democracy and empowering civil society. Author(s): Baiocchi, Gianpaolo; Heller, Patrick; Silva, Marcelo Kunrath Source(s): , xvi, 204 p., ill., tabs, 23 cm Published: 2011 Stanford university press, Stanford, CA…