Implementing Locally, Inspiring Globally: Localizing UNSCR 1325

Published by the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP),  Implementing Locally, Inspiring Globally: Localizing UNSCR 1325 is a 126-page booklet focusing on the GNWP’s efforts to localize the UNSCR 1325 and 1820 National Action Plans (NAPs). These two resolutions focus on the importance of women’s participation in decision-making for conflict prevention, resolution, and recovery, especially in conflict-affected countries. So…

The International Association for Public Participation

The International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) is a leading international organization advancing the practice of public participation. Founded in 1990, IAP2 is an international association of members who seek to promote and improve the practice of public participation in relation to individuals, governments, institutions, and other entities that affect the public interest in nations…

Local government autonomy and its effectiveness in Nigeria

Abstract: In Nigeria, federal and state governments maintained great level of influence and control over local authorities. As a result of this the LG effectiveness and performances were largely hindered. The paper lays down some suggestions for reform strategies as a corrective measure. Author(s): Ahmad, Abdullahi Ayoade Source(s): , Journal of African & Asian local…

The political economy of deforestation in the tropics

Abstract: Often, most logging involves some illegal action. A survey across eight years of institutional change in post-Soeharto Indonesia illustrate how incentives faced by local government officials affect deforestation, and provide an example of how standard economic theories can explain illegal behavior. Author(s): Burgess, Robin Source(s): , [Economic organisation and public policy discussion papers; 37]…

Citizen participation and transparency in local government : an empirical analysis : paper

Abstract: The relationship between citizens’ engagement in participation programs and their assessment of government transparency was examined with a focus on perceptions of openness, corruption, communication with citizens, and fair and increased opportunities to participate in the decision making process. Author(s): Kim, Soonhee; Lee, Jooho Source(s): , 21 p., ill., tabs Published: 2012 Utrecht university,…

Perceptions of local government in Thailand : views of people and local administrators

Abstract: The perceptions of local government and administrators in Thailand were examnined. Most political officers and civil servants supported the Bangkok-based administrative system and high-level government officers of the Ministry of Interior. Author(s): Ruangwicha, Sarunya; Kamnuansilpa, Peerasit; Wongthanavasu,, Supawatanakorn Source(s): , Journal of African & Asian local government studies (JAALGS); Vol. 1, No. 4] p.…

Does participatory budgeting in social housing give tenants real power over resources or is it simply tokenistic tenant empowerment?

Abstract: Participatory budgeting (PB) as used within social housing in UK is a new concept, but so far has very limited scope. Social housing providers have access to other budgets within their organizations, but cannot give residents more influence because of regulatory demands. Author(s): Richards, Isobel Source(s): , [169] p., ill., tabs Published: 2012 Tenant…