The political economy of decentralization in sub-Saharan Africa : a new implementation model in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Kenya, and Senegal

Abstract: This study examines the overall design of local government financing systems in sub-Saharan Africa. An analytical guide to decentralization is proposed, its purpose being to produce a comparative table for cross-country analysis. The approach is clearly contextualized to each country. Author(s): Dafflon, Bernard; Madiès, Thierry Source(s): , Africa development forum series xxvii, 310 p.,…

Emerging lessons from MCC/MCA-sponsored initiatives to formalize customary land rights and local land management practices in Benin, Burkina Faso and Senegal : paper

Abstract: MCA projects in Benin, Burkina Faso, and Senegal have achieved considerable success in achieving targets for formalizing customary land rights in the form of mapping, land charters, and identifying land allocation preferences. The experiences resulted in a checklist of common challenges. Author(s): Elbow, Kent Source(s): , 27 p. Published: 2012 World bank], [Washington, DC…

Survey results : advanced seminar – decentralisation and local governance : session 1.2

Abstract: A survey on the extent and depth of decentralization was conducted among seminar participants from Eritrea, Burkina, Faso, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Cambodia, Ukraine, Afghanistan, Egypt, Guatemala, Pakistan, Dominican Republic, Morocco, Mozambique, Rwanda, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Zambia, and Lebanon. Author(s): ECDPM Source(s): , [17] p., ill. Published: 2012 European centre for development policy management] (ECDPM),…

Rural demography, public services and land rights in Africa : a village-level analysis in Burkina Faso

Abstract: Following internal migration into river valleys after Onchocerciasis eradication, the effect of population density on land use regulation was examined. Improved public services and private property rights were indeed correlated with changes in the scarcity of land. Author(s): McMillan, Margaret S.; Masters, William A.; Kazianga, Harounan Source(s): , 62 p., ill., graphs, maps, tabs…

Decentralization and community forest management in Burkina Faso : constraints and challenges

Abstract: This study examines the constraints of a decentralizing, participatory forest management program in Burkina Faso. Forest management groups found their authority weakened by limited local competence and a lack of transparency and accountability. Author(s): Coulibaly-Lingani, P. Source(s): , International forestry review; vol. 13, no. 4 p. 476-486 International forestry review vol. 13, no. 4…

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

FAGLAF : Forum d’action pour la gouvernance locale en Afrique francophone

Abstract: The Local Government Action Forum for Francophone Africa (FAGLAF) was established to promote research in decentralization and local government issues and to foster capacity building through peer-to-peer learning, training programs, and knowledge dissemination. Author(s): Source(s): , Published: 2011 Forum d’action pour la gouvernance locale en Afrique francophone (FAGLAF), Dakar (French ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://www.faglaf.info/

Agrarian change below the radar screen : rising farmland acquisitions by domestic investors in west Africa : results from a survey in Benin, Burkina Faso and Niger

Abstract: The results of a 2010 survey on the acquisition of rural land by agro-investors in Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger are presented. It is argued that local and customary authorities, as well as farmer organizations need to screen intentions of presumed investors and build in safeguards. Author(s): Hilhorst, Dorothea H.M.; Nelen, Joost; Traoré,…

Mobilising tax revenue to finance development : the case for property taxation in Francophone Africa

Abstract: The design and implementation of property tax systems in West Africa as a source of national or municipal revenue is analysed. Development partners could support tax reform through capacity building in the areas of fiscal decentralisation, governance, skills, ICT, collection, and enforcement. Author(s): Monkam, Nara F. Source(s): , Working paper / University of Pretoria;…