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: /…

African local governments and the MDGs : constraints and policy alternatives

Abstract: This paper examines the baseline conditions for successful implementation of MDGs by local authorities in Africa and appraises the need for capacity strengthening of African local authorities to spearhead development. Author(s): Chirisa, Innocent Source(s): , Global advanced research journal of peace, gender and development studies; Vol. 1, No. 1 11 p., ill., graphs, tabs…

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:…

Democratic governance and participatory budgeting : a theoretical discourse of the Nigerian experience

Abstract: The democratic governance and participatory budgeting of public sector finances in Nigeria, both nationally and locally, are discussed. Recommendations include: empowerment of the poor to enable more effective participation; and targeting resources to programmes directed to the poorest localities. Author(s): Akindele, Sunday Tunde; Afolabi, Yakibi Ayodele; Ayeni, Oluwadare Ojo Source(s): , Review of economics…

Our future – make it work : National development plan 2030

Abstract: South Africa’s National Development Plan aims to eliminate poverty and reduce inequality by 2030. Challenges include: (1) unemployment; (2) infrastructure; (3) education; (4) spatial divides; (5) resource-dependence of the economy; (6) health; (7) public services; and (8) corruption. Author(s): South Africa Source(s): , 61 p., ill., maps Published: 2012 South African government information, [S.l.]…

The rural-sensitive evaluation model for evaluation of local governments’ sensitivity to rural issues in Serbia : paper

Abstract: In search of indicators to measure the level of pro-rural aspirations of local governments (LGs), the main existing approaches have been examined. A new index, the Municipal Rural-Sensitive Index, has been developed to allow comparison between LGs and show changes over time. Author(s): Milic, Branislav B.; Bogdanov, Natalija; Heijman, Wim Source(s): , 17 p.,…

Local economic development strategic planning and practice casebook : with cases from the Humber region, United Kingdom; Zenica municipality, Bosnia & Herzegovina; Vushtrri municipality, Kosovo; Smolyan municipality, Bulgaria; City of Rezekne, Latvia; City of Poprad, Slovak republic

Abstract: This casebook highlights practical knowledge and approaches that can be used by municipal governments and communities to understand, design and implement integrated LED strategies. The key is to develop short, well written strategies that are inclusive and encourage stakeholder. Author(s): Swinburn, Gwen; Murphy, Fergus Source(s): , iii, 215 p., ill., graphs, maps, tabs Published:…

Four case studies on the experience of SDC and its partners in supporting socially inclusive local governance

Abstract: Case studies from Bangladesh, Bolivia, Bosnia, and Niger dealing with interventions at the level of policies/legal frameworks and grassroots level, especially local development planning, access to land and access to local public services. Also lessons learned and recommendations. Author(s): Byrne, Sarah Source(s): , 48 p. Published: 2011 Swiss agency for development and cooperation (SDC).…