NGO pulse

Abstract: Since its inception, NGO Pulse has developed a wide range of online resources to highlight development issues in South Africa and the wider southern African region. Its main objectives are to develop the institutional capacity of the NGO sector through providing information. Author(s): SANGONeT Source(s): , Published: 2012 SANGONeT, Johannesburg (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link:…

Uganda land alliance

Abstract: The ULA aims to enhance access, control, and ownership of land by poor and marginalized women, men, and children through the promotion of fair laws and policies aimed at protecting their land rights. Author(s): Source(s): , Published: 2012 Uganda land alliance (ULA), Kampala (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link:

Civil society, public action and accountability in Africa

Abstract: This paper examines the potential role of civil society action in increasing state accountability for development in Sub-Saharan Africa. A key question is how to improve the incentives of higher-level leadership to hold within-state agencies or frontline providers accountable. Author(s): Devarajan, Shantayanan; Khemani, Stuti; Walton, Michael Source(s): , Policy research working paper; WPS 5733Faculty…

Elite capture or capture elites? : lessons from the ‘counter-elite’ and ‘co-opt-elite’ approaches in Bangladesh and Ghana

Abstract: According to many, community-based development leaves room for elite capture. Using cases from Ghana and Bangladesh, this paper concludes that the success of dealing with elite capture lies in the flexible use of the ‘counter-elite’ and ‘co-opt-elite’ approaches together. Author(s): Wong, Sam Source(s): , Working paper / UNU-WIDER; 2010/82 18 p., ill., tab Working…

UCLG position paper on aid effectiveness and local government : understanding the link between governance and development : including the support paper and a compilation of case studies

Abstract: Local and regional governments should be acknowledged as development partners occupying an equitable place in the international Aid Effectiveness debates. The Paris Declaration aid effectiveness principles do not fully address local level development. Author(s): UCLG Source(s): , 65 p., ill. Published: 2009 United cities and local governments (UCLG), Barcelona (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link:

Why has decentralization failed in Africa? : assessing the lessons of self-organized, local governance initiatives

Abstract: This conference paper considers several instances of locally initiated, self-organized efforts which were based on collective action, analyses how and why these were successful, and explores possible insights into the generally disappointing performance of decentralization reforms in Africa. Author(s): Wunsch, James S. Source(s): , [42] p. draft Published: 2008 Indiana university], [Bloomington, IN (English…

Pelican initiative : platform for evidence-based learning & communications for social change

Abstract: A Dgroup that brings together development practitioners from different disciplines to enhance practical understanding of joint learning processes in development and to identify strategies to strengthen them. Author(s): Dgroups Partnership Source(s): , Published: 2007 Bellanet : with UNAIDS etc.], [Ottawa etc. (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link: