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…

Local government discretion and accountability : application of a local governance framework

Abstract: The World Bank local governance framework of 2008 is applied to ten countries and two sectors. The countries are Angola, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda, India (Kerala), Philippines, Guinea, Burkina Faso, Rwanda, Pakistan (Punjab). The sectors are health and education. Author(s): Yilmaz, Serdar Source(s): , Report / World bank; 49059-GLB viii, 91 p., ill., tabs Report…

Tracking local development in west Africa : a holistic and participatory approach

Abstract: In this video the methodology of the Participatory Development Assessment research project is introduced, which aims to improve the evaluation of development interventions in Africa. The video contains an interview supported with images from the field (Northern Ghana and Southern Burkina Faso). Author(s): Geest, Kees Van Der Source(s): , 10:26 min., ill. Published: 2009…

Accroître les ressources financières des communes : pratiques émergentes en Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre

Abstract: The mobilization and management of financial resources is one of the pillars of the decentralization and sustainable provision of basic services in local communities. This book examines what progress has been made in Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, Benin, and Cameroon. Author(s): Keita, Amagoin; Baltissen, Gerard; Hilhorst, Dorothea H.M. Source(s): , 95 p., ill., tabs,…

Women’s empowerment and good governance through community radio : best experiences for an action research process

Abstract: This collection of articles seeks to contribute to the impact of community radio on governance issues especially related to gender equality and women’s rights. The publication is part of a two-year participatory action research process to address the challenges to women’s participation in democracy. Author(s): Solervicens, Marcelo Source(s): , [136] p., ill., tabs Published:…

Local governance institutions for sustainable natural resource management in Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger

Abstract: Experiences with natural resources management for the purpose of food and income generation are analysed, using cases from Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger. Particular attention is paid to customary arrangements, projects interventions, and decentralization. Author(s): Hilhorst, Dorothea H.M. Source(s): , KIT working papers series; G1 iii, 25 p., ill., tabs KIT working papers series…

Will patients be better off with a decentralised basic health service? : effectiveness of a decentralizing basic health service in Burkina Faso

Abstract: In Burkina Faso health services are being decentralized to municipalities after the local elections of 2006. Significant capacity strengthening, creation of new structures, and changing behaviour of the various stakeholders will be needed, or else the poorest patients risk paying the price. Author(s): Wal, Bertram Van Der Source(s): , SNV publications; H0702-10 32 p.,…

Building capacities for monitoring and evaluating decentralisation and local governance : experiences, challenges, perspectives

Abstract: Drawing on the results from action research conducted in six African countries, the authors discuss experiences and challenges in developing local capacities to monitor and evaluate decentralization and local governance processes. Author(s): Loquai, Christiane; Le Bay, Sonia Source(s): , InBrief; 19 16 p., ill., maps, tabs InBrief 19 Published: 2007 European centre for development…

Of global concern : rural livelihood dynamics and natural resource governance

Abstract: This book wants to create a better understanding of the global challenges faced by rural livelihoods that are intimately dependent on land and natural resources. This includes institutions, processes and developments at local, rural levels, among households, groups and communities. Author(s): Havnevik, Kjell; Negash, Tekeste; Beyene, Atakilte Source(s): , Sida studies; 16 263 p.,…

AMBF : Association des municipalités du Burkina Faso

Abstract: The AMBF was established in 1995 as an apolitical body, which supports its members in local governance in a number of administrative matters. Its website provides information on decentralization in Burkina Faso, the activities of AMBF, and current legislation and regulations. Author(s): Source(s): , Published: 2006 Association des municipalités du Burkina Faso (AMBF), [S.l.]…