Burundi : land policy making in a conflict-prone country : summary paper

Abstract: The Burundian Government deals with the multiple problems and conflicts related to land management by encouraging alternative dispute resolution mechanisms and by better recognizing local practices and local land management systems. Author(s): Kohlhagen, Dominik Source(s): , [8] p. Published: 2012 World bank, Washington, DC (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://landandpoverty.com/agenda/pdfs/paper/kohlhagen_full_paper.pdf

Confrontation between peasant producers and investors in northern Zambézia, Mozambique, in the context of profit pressures on European investors

Abstract: Foreign agricultural investors are clashing with local peasants in Mozambique in a confrontation over agricultural and development models. One large company withdrew rather than take over land, but two other investors chose to push ahead, and have come into conflict with local peasant communities. Author(s): Norfolk, Simon; Hanlon, Joseph Source(s): , 14 p. Published:…

African governance forum (AGF) : sharing best African governance practices

Abstract: Since 1997, the African Governance Forum (AGF) serves to discuss subjects of importance to the advancement of democratic governance on the African continent. Subjects included conflict management, local governance (AGF-V), poverty reduction, accountability, and transparency. Author(s): UNDP Source(s): , Published: 2012 United nations development programme (UNDP). African governance forum (AGF), New York, NY [etc.]…

The U.S. surge and Afghan local governance : lessons for transition

Abstract: The U.S. military and civilian surge into Afghanistan starting in late 2009 aimed to stabilize the country through interconnected security, governance, and development initiatives. It failed due to three fundamental assumptions with regard to local governance and government that were unrealistic. Author(s): Brown, Frances Z. Source(s): , Special report / United States institute of…

Real democratization in Cambodia? : an empirical review of the potential of a decentralization reform

Abstract: This article investigates popular perceptions of the evolving decentralization reform and the views of representatives of the commune authorities with the aim of analysing key dimensions of this reform in terms of post-conflict reconstruction, local democratization and local development. Author(s): Öjendal, Joakim; Sedara, Kim Source(s): , Working paper / Swedish International centre for local…

The Asia foundation : working to build a peaceful, prosperous, just, and open Asia-Pacific region : governance programs

Abstract: The Foundation supports local initiatives aimed at strengthening the effectiveness and responsiveness of governance in Asian countries. Projects and activities include: conflict management, counter corruption, decentralization and local governance, and civil society development. Author(s): The Asia Foundation Source(s): , Published: 2011 The Asia foundation, San Francisco, CA [etc.] (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://www.asiafoundation.org/program/overview/governance-programs

Reshaping institutions : evidence on external aid and local collective action

Abstract: The extent to which GoBifo, a World Bank funded CDD project in rural Sierra Leone, improved local governance was assessed. It was successful in creating village-level organizations and tools, strengthened local public goods infrastructure, but there were no gains in social capital. Author(s): Casey, Katherine; Glennerster, Rachel; Miguel, Edward Source(s): , 40 p., ill.,…

The International development department (IDD)

Abstract: In addition to the department’s longstanding interests in governance and development, research areas that have become increasingly important in recent years are: conflict, security and governance; political development; and, religions and development. Author(s): Source(s): , Published: 2011 University of Birmingham. School of government and society. International development department (IDD), Birmingham (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link:…