Traditional authority at the crossroads of governance in republican Cameroon

Abstract: This study shows that traditional authority is at the crossroads of governance in republican Cameroon. It submits that traditional authorities should be formally integrated into the republican institutional setting by constituting the first level of decentralized institutions of governance. Author(s): Cheka, Cosmas Source(s): , Africa development; vol. 33, no. 2 p. 67-89 Africa development…

Assessing decentralisation and local governance in West Africa : taking stock of strengthening the monitoring and evaluation capacity of local actors

Abstract: This document examines a number of initiatives to build the capacity of local stakeholders to monitor and evaluate decentralisation and local governance processes in a participatory way. Incl. case studies from Benin, Cameroon, Ghana, Mali and Niger. Author(s): Le Bay, Sonia; Loquai, Christiane Source(s): , 271 p., ill., maps, tabs, 25 cm Published: 2008…

Gouvernance foncière en Afrique centrale

Abstract: The systems of land rights and land governance in Central Africa (Chad, Cameroon, Congo, Burundi, Madagascar, Central African Republic) are described. Subjects include public administration, legislation, conflicts, problems, and innovations. Author(s): Ntampaka, Charles Source(s): , Document de travail sur les régimes fonciers; 7 iii, 59 p., ill., tabs Document de travail sur les régimes…

Entre désespoir et espoir : les défis de la gouvernance et de la décentralisation dans la réalisation des investissements publics locaux au Cameroun

Abstract: The decentralization of the planning and implementation of government-funded infrastructural development projects in Cameroon is examined, using the cases of 5 local governments. There is increasing willingness to enhance the governance of the system, but the results so far have been mixed. Author(s): Dongmo Tsobzé, Albert; Hilhorst, Dorothea H.M.; Minla Mfou’ou, Jeanot Source(s): ,…

The state of the process of decentralisation in Cameroon

Abstract: This paper informs about the state of the decentralization process in Cameroon by exposing its current legal environment, its constraints and the level of organization of its key actors in relation to the legal environment. Author(s): Cheka, Cosmas Source(s): , Africa development; vol. 32, no. 2 p. 181-196 Africa development vol. 32, no. 2…

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…

Green and black gold in rural Cameroon : natural resources for local governance, justice and sustainability

Abstract: This study investigates the effects of forest management decentralization and oil compensation on local governance and local democracy in southern Cameroon. It suggests indicators and dynamics to be taken into account when assessing local governance. Author(s): Oyono, Phil René; Ribot, Jesse C.; Larson, Anne M. Source(s): , Environmental governance in Africa working papers; 22…

FEICOM : Fonds spécial d’equipement et d’intervention intercommunale

Abstract: The «Fonds Spécial d’Equipement et d’Intervention Intercommunale (FEICOM)» was established in 1974. Its mission is to provide financial and other support for local development activities undertaken by decentralized authorities in Cameroon. Author(s): Source(s): , Published: 2006 Fonds spécial d’equipement et d’intervention intercommunale (FEICOM), Yaoundé (French ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://www.feicom.net/www/internet/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=40&Itemid=54

Decentralization viewed from inside : the implementation of community forests in East Cameroon

Abstract: The question whether community forests are the best alternative for decentralized management in East Cameroon is examined, using cases from Upper Nyong region, Messamena and Lomié counties. Misunderstandings concerning the “development” of forest populations are highlighted. Author(s): Etoungou, Patrice Source(s): , Environmental governance in Africa working paper series; 12 iv, 28 p., ill., tabs…