Towards a design for a pro-poor land recordation system : paper

Abstract: Core requirements of a pro-poor land recordation system are outlined, including grassroots and state affordability and co-management. One of the benefits is easier operation for local governments. Local governments, community-based leaders, and NGO leaders, should carry out part of the tasks. Author(s): Zevenbergen, Jaap A.; Augustinus, Clarissa; Bennett, Rohan M. Source(s): , [24] p.,…

Do better monitoring institutions increase leadership quality in community organizations? : evidence from Uganda

Abstract: A sample of Ugandan farmer associations was used to validate a model of leadership effectiveness. Indeed, the quality of democratically chosen leaders in community organizations was affected by the groups´ monitoring institutions. The framework may be applied to other local governance situations. Author(s): Grossman, Guy; Hanlon, W. Walker Source(s): , 39 p., ill., graphs,…

Towards effective participation of chiefs in Ghana’s decentralization process : the case of Wenchi district

Abstract: This study explores the interactive process between decentralized structures and traditional authorities in Ghana, with a view to generating lessons for strengthening the decentralization framework by tapping the strengths of traditional authorities towards accelerated rural development. Author(s): Taabazuing, Joseph Source(s): , xiii, 288 p., ill., graphs, maps, tabs Published: 2010 Author], [S.l. (English ISBN/ISSN:…

Local government and traditional authorities in Ghana : towards a more productive relationship

Abstract: In 2008, Ghana counted 170 local government units: Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies. Traditional authorities have played and continue to play an important role in the politico-socio-economic development of Ghana. Author(s): Mahama, Callistus Source(s): , Commonwealth journal of local governance (CJLG); 4 p. 7-25, ill., tab Commonwealth journal of local governance (CJLG) 4 Published:…

Remove or reform? : a case for (restructuring) chiefdom governance in post-conflict Sierra Leone

Abstract: Fieldwork from three districts in Sierra Leone suggests that chiefdom authority continues to have considerable support. In particular, section chiefs and headmen are seen as being particularly important for settling small disputes, especially in the rural areas. Author(s): Sawyer, Edward Source(s): , African affairs; Vol. 107, Issue 428 p. 387-403, ill., graph, tabs African…

Leadership makes a difference! : comparing local revenues collection in two Benin municipalities

Abstract: As a result of the 2003 decentralization process in Benin, newly elected councillors now need to mobilize local resources in order to finance municipal development. Good leadership is better able to identify revenue sources, to install control in collecting taxes, and to ensure equity. Author(s): Boko, Joachim Source(s): , SNV publications; H0702-06 24 p.,…

Recognition and democratisation : ‘new roles’ for traditional leaders in sub-Saharan Africa

Abstract: The present working paper reviews recent literature on the role of traditional leaders in sub-Saharan Africa and discusses the potential consequences of the current waves of democratization and recognition of traditional leaders in decentralized governance. Author(s): Kyed, Helene Maria; Buur, Lars Source(s): , DIIS working paper; 2006/11 [34] p., 30 cm DIIS working paper…

State recognition of traditional authority in Mozambique : the nexus of community representation and state assistance

Abstract: The provisions of Decree 15/2000 in Mozambique for decentralization, nation building, rural development, civic education, community participation, and recognition of traditional authorities are an ambiguous mix of community-representation and state-assistance. Author(s): Buur, Lars; Kyed, Helene Maria Source(s): , Discussion paper / Nordiska afrikainstitutet; 28 30 p., ill., 25 cm Discussion paper / Nordiska afrikainstitutet…

The development role of traditional authorities in view of the decentralization in Malawi

Abstract: The role of traditional authorities or chiefs in rural development within the decentralization system of Malawi is examined. It is argued that Chiefs are the main link between the poorest people and other stakeholders including officials in central and local governments. Author(s): Magomero, Christopher Julio Source(s): , [15, 217] p., ill., tabs Published: 2005…