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.…

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…

Revised ITTO guidelines for the sustainable management of natural tropical forests : full report

Abstract: These guidelines provide framework and management principles for the sustainable management of natural tropical forests, including forest governance, land use planning, tenure, inclusive decision-making, and regional and international commitments. Author(s): Blaser, Jürgen; Sabogal, Cesar Source(s): , 114 p., ill., graphs, tabs Published: 2011 International tropical timber organization] (ITTO), [Yokohama (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://www.itto.int/files/user/pdf/RFM-5%20-FUll%20Report%20of%20%20Revised%20SFM%20Guidelines-with%20list%20of%20acronyms.pdf

Natural resource management & land tenure : [dossier]

Abstract: One of the aims of rural decentralization and local governance is to improve land governance, land use, and decision-making in the management of natural resources in order to support sustainable social and economic development. This online dossier is part of KIT´s Decentralization Portal. Author(s): KIT Source(s): , Published: 2011 Royal tropical institute (KIT), Amsterdam…

Strengthening women’s participation in local governance : lessons and strategies

Abstract: This paper seeks to explore the extent to which existing participatory mechanisms enable active participation by women in municipal processes in South Africa, and possible alternative approaches and models to strengthen this. Author(s): Hicks, Janine Source(s): , Community development journal; vol. 46, Suppl. 1 p. 36-50 Community development journal vol. 46, Suppl. 1 Published:…

Improving the implementation of health workforce policies through governance : a review of case studies

Abstract: A study of 4 governance dimensions (including performance, which has an important decentralization component) on human resources for health (HRH) in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). Governance to improve HRH must be viewed as inseparable from the wider health system and state governance. Author(s): Dieleman, Maria Areke; Shaw, Daniel M.P.; Zwanikken, Prisca Source(s): ,…

Pan African council of LGs

Abstract: The Pan African Council of local governments is the principal policy making body of the UCLGA (United Cities and Local Governments of Africa). It is charged to translate the policy decided by the General Assembly into strategies and implementation programs. Author(s): Source(s): , Published: 2011 United cities and local governments of Africa (UCLGA), [Pretoria]…

The impact of decentralization on large scale irrigation : evidence from the Philippines

Abstract: Econometric analysis of a 83,000 hectares irrigation system in the Philippines finds that decentralized subsystems are more likely to solve collective action problems such as free-riding, conflict resolution and rule enforcement, and highlights the importance of credible enforcement. Author(s): Araral, Eduardo K. Source(s): , Water alternatives; Vol. 4, Issue 2 p. 110-123, ill., tabs…

Governance & decentralization (GoD)

Abstract: Governance and Decentralization (GoD) is an online Eldis Community Group for good governance and decentralization research and information. It provides access to governance and decentralization research and information to improve practice, decision-making, and research in developing countries. Author(s): IDS Source(s): , Published: 2011 University of Sussex. Institute of development studies (IDS). Eldis, Brighton (English…

Governing Africa’s forests in a globalized world

Abstract: sl276slmult1In 2008, a workshop on forest governance and decentralization in Africa was held in Durban, South Africa, with the aim to support African decision-makers at diverse levels to better leverage governance transitions for the benefit of forest communities and society at large. Author(s): German, Laura A.; Karsenty, Alain; Tiani, Anne-Marie Source(s): , Earthscan forest…