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

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;…

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,…