CCRE/CEMR : Council of European municipalities and regions = Conseil des communes et régions d’Europe

Abstract: The Council of European Municipalities represents 150,000 local governments in Europe. It has an active network for North/South local government cooperation that seeks to promote the exchange of experience and of best practice between the relevant parties. Author(s): Source(s): , Published: 2013 Council of European municipalities and regions (CEMR) = Conseil des communes et…

FCM : Federation of Canadian municipalities = Fédération canadienne des municipalités

Abstract: FCM (Federation of Canadian Municipalities) International provides ways for Canadian municipalities to engage with their counterparts around the world, to contribute knowledge, and to foster cooperation across a global network of local governments. Author(s): FCM Source(s): , Published: 2013 Federation of Canadian municipalities = Fédération canadienne des municipalités (FCM), Ottawa (English; French ISBN/ISSN: /…

A comparative analysis of the system of intergovernmental relations in Botswana and South Africa : the dynamics of a two-tier system versus a three-tier system

Abstract: In both South Africa and Botswana, local government is the most disadvantaged sphere of government. Although designed for efficiency, effectiveness and cooperation, all configurations have problems of ambiguity in governmental authority, as well as counterproductive friction, duplication and waste. Author(s): Dipholo, Kenneth; Gumede, Nyawo Source(s): , Journal of African & Asian local government studies…

Dimension of decentralization process and rural local government in India : a comparison with Bangladesh

Abstract: Lessons are learned from the decentralization process at the middle-tier of rural administration in India for possible adoption by the middle-tier (Upazila Parzlrhad) in Bangladesh. In India, the three tiers of rural administration are cooperative, because roles and functions are clearly specified. Author(s): Islam, Md. Taufiqul; Fujita, Koichi Source(s): , Kyoto working papers on…

United nations advisory committee of local authorities (UNACLA)

Abstract: The UNACLA, established in 2000, is a high-level group of selected mayors and representatives of local authority associations especially chosen on the basis of their local, national and international commitment to engage in the implementation of the Habitat Agenda. Author(s): UN-Habitat Source(s): , Published: 2012 [United nations human settlements programme] (UN-HABITAT), Nairobi (English ISBN/ISSN:…

An assessment of the strategies adopted by Adamawa state government towards achieving Millennium development goals (MDGs) in water supply

Abstract: The paper assesses the various strategies adopted by Adamawa state government in ameliorating conditions of water supply in the state with a view to achieving the Millennium Development Goals. It is shown that success rests on the good co-operation between state and local governments. Author(s): Adewusi, Olusegun Adegoke Source(s): , International journal of business…

Building a capable and developmental state

Abstract: Chapter 13 of the National Development Plan – 2030 emphasizes that South Africa needs to build a state that is capable of playing a developmental role. Improving relations between national, provincial and local government requires a proactive approach to resolving coordination problems. Author(s): South Africa Source(s): , p. 407-443 Published: 2012 South African government…