Participatory Budgeting in Cameroon

The Africa Research Institute recently published a paper entitled “The Booklovers, the Mayors, and the Citizens: Participatory Budgeting in Yaounde, Cameroon.” The paper examines how different actors came together to establish participatory budgeting in the capital even though there has been a weak level of democracy and an absence of tradition of public service in…

Decentralisation in Commonwealth Africa : experiences from Botswana, Cameroon, Ghana, Mozambique and Tanzania

Abstract: Case studies of decentralization policies in sub-Saharan Africa are used to inform lessons learned and policy recommendations to guide decision-makers worldwide. It is clear from the analysis that there is no ‘one size fits all’ design of decentralization policy. Author(s): Kathyola, Janet; Job, Oluwatoyin Source(s): , xx, 291 p., ill., tabs, 24 cm Published:…

Towards better service delivery : an economic update on Cameroon : with a focus on fiscal decentralization

Abstract: In Cameroon, decentralization is the principal policy tool to improve service delivery. Some key building blocks in fiscal decentralization still need to be addressed to prevent indicators for primary school completion, child mortality, sanitation, and drinking water from dropping. Author(s): Source(s): , Cameroon economic update; 2 20 p., ill., graphs, tabs Cameroon economic update…

Impacts of community forests on livelihoods in Cameroon : lessons from two case studies

Abstract: Two community forests in Cameroon were shown to differ widely in economic and financial returns as a result of differences in the communities’ technical and managerial skills, access to finance, and market information, and capacity for vertical integration. Author(s): Beauchamp, E.; Ingram, V. Source(s): , International forestry review; Vol. 13, No. 3 15 p.,…

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;…

Tenure in REDD : start-point or afterthought?

Abstract: This report aims to promote debate on the REDD mechanisms, drawing on experience from rainforest countries. It explores tenure issues and identifies key challenges to be addressed if REDD is to have equitable and sustainable impact. Author(s): Cotula, Lorenzo; Mayers, James Source(s): , IIED natural resource issues; 15 vi, 56 p., ill., tabs IIED…

New niches of community rights to forests in Cameroon : tenure reform, decentralization category or something else?

Abstract: This essay interrogates the nature of ongoing change in the structure of community rights in Cameroon: is it tenure change or decentralization? In reality, it is neither a strict decentralization process nor a strict tenure reform, but a mixture of devolution and delegation of powers. Author(s): Oyono, Phil René Source(s): , International journal of…

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:…