Transnational research : decentralization in west and central Africa : learning from local and intersector lessons : education, water, health : summary report of case studies

Abstract: A study was conducted in West and Central Africa to study the impact of decentralization on the transfer of powers and resources and on the management of basic services, in particular water, education and health. The grassroots management committees are deemed functional on the whole. PDF file link Author(s): Malam Moussa, Laouli; Ilboudo, Ernest…

DEV training

Abstract: KIT Development Policy & Practice (DEV) has knowledge in four areas: health, education, social development and gender equity, and sustainable economic development. Trainings include : boards and governance in Africa, and local governance and rural decentralization (both French and English). Author(s): KIT Source(s): , Published: 2011 Royal tropical institute (KIT), Amsterdam (English; Dutch ISBN/ISSN:…

Small scale, large impacts : transforming central and west African forest industry and trade to improve sustainable development, growth and governance

Abstract: In many countries SMFEs make a significant contribution to local economies through the informal markets. The formalization of SMFEs provides an alternative to the failed public management of forests for industrial scale concessions or state-managed conservation. Author(s): Molnar, Augusta Source(s): , x, 37 p., ill., graphs, maps, tabs Published: 2010 Rights and resources initiative,…

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,…