Sharpening our understanding of decentralisation : summary of the ‘Grand panel’ discussion

Abstract: In July 2012, an advanced seminar on decentralization was held in Brussels to address the following questions: (1) why should donor agencies care more about decentralization? (2) how can decentralisation be “instrumental” to development? and (3) how to provide smart support to decentralization? Author(s): Source(s): , 1 blog file Published: 2012 Capacity4dev.eu, Brussels (English…

Public sector governance reform

Abstract: Oxford Policy Management Ltd (OPM) is an independent UK consulting company who have been contracted to conduct an evaluation of support to Public Sector Governance Reform (PSGR) in developing countries over the last ten years (2001-2010), with the specific objective of improving future support. Author(s): Source(s): , Published: 2012 Oxford policy management, Oxford (English…

Localising aid : can using local actors strengthen them?

Abstract: This paper analyses whether a Paris-style transfer of aid to and through local government systems is working, and whether an analogous approach might also be appropriate for non-state actors from the private sector and civil society. Author(s): Glennie, Jonathan; Ali, Ahmed Source(s): , Working paper / Overseas development institute; 352 xiii, 41 p., ill.,…

BTC : Belgian development agency

Abstract: BTC advises and supports central and local authorities. Several aspects are dealt with: developing a coherent institutional framework, developing partner capacities, drawing up local development plans, organizing local tax systems, and providing investment budgets. Author(s): Source(s): , Published: 2012 Belgian development agency (BTC), Brussels (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://www.btcctb.org/en/theme/decentralisation

New partnerships in decentralised cooperation

Abstract: The objectives of this EU-sponsored, inclusive High-Level Platform are to: (1) demonstrate the relevance of local and regional governments; (2) highlight the growing importance of public-private partnerships; and (3) provide local and regional governments with a theoretical and practical framework. Author(s): Source(s): , [6] p., ill. Published: 2012 Eudevdays.eu, Brussels (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link:…

General budget support in Tanzania : late disbursement and service delivery : role of budget support in the development aid regime

Abstract: Intergovernmental flows to local governments in Tanzania are analysed in relation to donor General Budget Support disbursements. To improve service delivery on the ground, the transfers from donors to the central government and from the central government to local governments need to be timely. Author(s): Furukawa, Mitsuaki; Takahata, Junichiro Source(s): , JICA-RI working paper;…