Decentralisation, governance and health-system performance : ‘where you stand depends on where you sit’

Abstract: Drawing on evidence from Bolivia, Chile, India, Pakistan, Philippines, and Uganda, it is shown that a balance between centralisation of some functions and decentralisation of others, along with improved mechanisms of accountability, is needed to achieve health system objectives. Author(s): Mitchell, Andrew; Bossert, Thomas J. Source(s): , Development policy review; Vol. 28, Issue 6…

Participation for what : social change or social control?

Abstract: In this collection of papers, the very concept of participation in development processes is questioned, using cases from Latin America, Kenya, and Nepal. The authors question donor-stimulated forms of participation as self-evidently positive, both theoretically and empirically. Author(s): Gómez, Georgina M.; Berner, Erhard Source(s): , 262 p., ill., graphs, maps, tabs, 22 cm Published:…

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.,…

Local governance in developing countries

Abstract: This report develops a comparative institutional framework for responsive, responsible, and accountable governance in developing countries. Ten country case studies of local government organization and finance are included. Author(s): Shah, Anwar Source(s): , Public sector governance and accountability series xxix, 457 p., ill., graphs, tabs, 23 cm Public sector governance and accountability series Published:…