Sustaining customary land secretariats for improved interactive land governance in Ghana

Abstract: Capacity building of traditional land governance institutions is increasingly favoured in Africa. In Ghana, 37 customary land secretariats (CLSs) have been established or strengthened with a strong emphasis on IT, but little understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of human-land relationships. Author(s): Bugri, John Source(s): , 28 p., ill., tabs Published: 2012 World bank, Washington,…

Using strengths-based approaches to community development in Zimbabwe : are we ready?

Abstract: More than 30 years after the advent of strengths-based approaches to community development, preference for the discredited needs-based paradigm continues in Zimbabwe. They are generally more involving, longer term and slower at showing tangible results. Author(s): Maruta, Samuel Source(s): , Southern peace review journal (SPRJ); Vol. 1, No. 2 p. 51-68 Southern peace review…

Development as a collective action problem : addressing the real challenges of African governance : synthesis report

Abstract: Experiences with local justice in Ghana and education reform in the Sahel show that development is best seen as a multi-layered collective action problem. Development assistance should be designed so as to support local problem-solving and adapting state programmes to local values and preferences. Author(s): Booth, David Source(s): , xi, 117 p., ill., graphs…

7th Annual meeting of the development partners working group on decentralisation and local governance – DeLoG, Berlin, May 30th – June 1st, 2012 : minutes

Abstract: The 7th annual meeting of the working group on Decentralisation and Local Governance was held in Berlin in 2012. The need to better position decentralisation and local governance as an important development policy field was emphasized. Author(s): GIZ Source(s): , 7 p. Published: 2012 Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), [Bonn] (English ISBN/ISSN: /…

Role of local government on REDD+ implementation in Indonesia : case study of central Kalimantan as REDD+ pilot province

Abstract: A provincial pilot study in Indonesia revealed that REDD+ can empower forest communities and enhance forest carbon storage at the same time. However, land-use planning regulations present considerable challenges. Author(s): Wicaksono, Dian Agung; Santosa, Wahyu Yun Source(s): , p. 56-64 Published: 2012 International conference on local government] (ICLG), [S.l. (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://www.iclg.in.th/Proceedings/08_005%20Dian%20Agung%20Wicaksono,%20Wahyu%20Yun%20Santosa.pdf

UCLG policy statement : local government and development cooperation

Abstract: Strong and effective local government are critical to ensuring democratic , prosperous and safe communities and in resolving developmental challenges at the local, national, regional and global level. Local governments and their associations must be strengthened to play their developmental role. Author(s): UCLG Source(s): , [3] p. Published: 2012 United cities and local governments…

FLOW : Funding leadership and opportunities for women

Abstract: Funding Leadership and Opportunities for Women (FLOW) is a fund that has been set up by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands. It finances 34 projects focusing on security, economic self-reliance and political participation in more than 100 countries. Author(s): Netherlands Source(s): , Published: 2012 Ministry of foreign affairs of the Netherlands,…

Innovations for decentralization and local development (IDLD) : Cambodia : final project evaluation by using Special programme implementation review (SPIRE) approach

Abstract: This UNCDF funded project was operational during 2008-2012 and dealt among other things with questions of functional assignments and fiscal decentralization. It is expected that project results with regards to the legal frameworks (planning and finance) are sustainable. Author(s): Land, Gerhard Van ‘t; Pak, Kimchoeun Source(s): , 73 p., ill., graphs, maps, tabs Published:…