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…

Central and local governments as land regulators, owners and managers : who is doing what?

Abstract: This practice-oriented paper reviews typical issues and challenges of the imperfect distribution of roles between the central and local governments. The paper also outlines better methods to respond to some these challenges. The key provisions to stipulate in national laws are annexed. Author(s): Kaganova, Olga Source(s): , 32 p., ill., tabs Published: 2012 World…

Operationalising inter-governmental relations for service delivery : what role can community development workers play?

Abstract: In South Africa, community development workers are deployed at the local government level. They play an important role in operationalizing inter-governmental relations, more particularly in delivering services to poor and marginalized citizens. Author(s): Tshishonga, Ndwakhulu; Mafema, Eve D. Source(s): , [JPAD]; Vol. 47, no. 1.1 p. 251-264 [JPAD] Vol. 47, no. 1.1 Published: 2012…

New partnerships in decentralised cooperation

Abstract: The objectives of this EU-sponsored, inclusive High-Level Platform are to: (1) demonstrate the relevance of local and regional governments; (2) highlight the growing importance of public-private partnerships; and (3) provide local and regional governments with a theoretical and practical framework. Author(s): Source(s): , [6] p., ill. Published: 2012 Eudevdays.eu, Brussels (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link:…

Decentralized service delivery in Nairobi and Mombasa : policies, politics and inter-governmental relations

Abstract: Despite decentralization, poor service delivery continues to be problematic in the two largest cities of Kenya. A proliferation of actors with overlapping mandates, opaque development frameworks, and intra- and inter-party politics remain major obstacles to providing critical services. Author(s): Mitullah, Winnie V. Source(s): , Working paper / UNU-WIDER; 2012/92 20 p., ill., graphs, tabs…