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…

Choice, recognition and the democracy effects of decentralization

Abstract: Often large development agencies choose to work with a wide range of other local interlocutors, including deconcentrated agents, private bodies, customary authorities, and NGOs. As a result, fledgling local governments are receiving few public powers and face competition for legitimacy. Author(s): Ribot, Jesse C. Source(s): , Working paper / Swedish International centre for local…

ARIAL programme : supporting and strengthening local government associations at ACP national and regional levels

Abstract: ARIAL improves the participative power of local governments through the strengthening of its primal representative bodies; the Associations of Local Governments (LGA’s) at national, regional and sub-continental level. Author(s): EU Source(s): , Published: 2011 European commission (EU). ARIAL programme, Brussels (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://www.arial-programme.eu/

Decentralisation : learning lessons from the developing world

Abstract: The obstacles to decentralization and conditions for success are discussed in a video and a presentation of Mr. Vaillancourt (Univ. of Montreal). He concludes that the EU would do wise to use a checklist to assess the likelihood of successful decentralization when deciding on funding priorities. Author(s): Vaillancourt, Francois Source(s): , 5:22 min. Published:…

Busan partnership for effective development co-operation

Abstract: The final declaration of the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness, Busan, South Korea, establishes a framework for development cooperation that embraces traditional donors, South-South cooperators, CSOs and private funders. Among other things, it stresses the importance of local governance. Author(s): UNDP Source(s): , 12 p. Published: 2011 United nations development programme (UNDP)],…

Energising local economies : an overview : conference report

Abstract: The need for establishing national local economic development (LED) frameworks was emphasized. LED not only can help reduce poverty and deliver the MDGs, but also creates a climate for partnership and inward investment that is vital to all communities to improve local livelihoods. Author(s): Rhodes, Sue Source(s): , Commonwealth journal of local governance (CJLG);…

Improving educational quality through enhancing community participation : results from a randomised field experiment in Indonesia

Abstract: The effect of four approaches to strengthening school committees and subsequently improving learning outcomes in public primary schools in Indonesia was evaluated. Linkage (= facilitated collaboration between the school committee and the village council) was found to be the most cost effective. Author(s): Pradhan, Menno Source(s): , 48 p., ill., graphs, tabs Published: 2011…

Local governments in rural West Bengal, India and their coordination with line departments

Abstract: This article focuses on the formal structures of coordination and control with regard to decision-making between the Panchayats and the line departments. In practice, these processes involve lack of role definition, problems of accountability, and politics over access to resources. Author(s): Chakrabarti, Bhaskar; Chattopadhyay, Raghabendra; Nath, Suman Source(s): , Commonwealth journal of local governance…

Donor program harmonization, aid effectiveness and decentralized governance

Abstract: The case studies from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Indonesia, and Uganda provide examples of donor harmonization (and the lack thereof) and review the obstacles to harmonization and alignment faced by the development partners working in these specific country contexts. Author(s): Smoke, Paul; Winters, Matthew S. Source(s): , Local governance & decentralisation 23 p…