Swedish International Centre for Local Democracy

The Swedish International Centre for Local Democracy (ICLD) takes a rights-based approach to poverty alleviation–the organization’s mission is to “promote local democracy in developing countries in accordance with Sweden’s global development policies.” The ICLD aims to empower people to influence their own lives and development by strengthening local institutions, and promoting decentralization and citizens’ influence. The…

Subnational debt, insolvency, and market development

Abstract: Decentralization in many countries has given sub-national governments certain spending responsibilities and the capacity to incur debt. This note suggests broad lessons extracted from several country experiences with subnational debt restructuring, insolvency frameworks, and debt market development. Author(s): Canuto, Otaviano; Liu, Lili Source(s): , Economic premise; 112 7:00 PM Economic premise 112 Published: 2013…

Donor obligation for public sector reform in Nepal

Abstract: A study of donor support for better governance in Nepal reveals that financial and policy support is highly necessary for strengthening local authorities and civil society organizations. Local authorities are the best performers of good governance among development actors in Nepal. Author(s): Adhikari, Ganesh P. Source(s): , Journal of public administration and governance; Vol.…

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…

The promotion of developmental local government to facilitate a developmental state

Abstract: The concept developmental state is clarified and the post-apartheid local government sphere and its own set of challenges is examined. Developmental local government is also explored. The challenges that hinder municipalities in their attempts to facilitate a developmental state are assessed. Author(s): Madumo, Onkgopotse S. Source(s): , Administratio publica; Vol. 20, Issue 3 p.…

The South African developmental state debate : leadership, governance and a dialogue in public sector finance

Abstract: This paper explores the implications for the public finance management system of the South African government’s aspiration to become a developmental state, as articulated in the newly released National Development Plan 2030: Our future – make it work (National Planning Commission 2012). Author(s): Kuye, J.O.; Ajam, T. Source(s): , African journal of public affairs…

Grassroots bureaucracy : intergovernmental relations and popular mobilization around AIDS policy in Brazil

Abstract: In Brazil’s AIDS policy sector, bureaucrats have ensured the successful implementation of their policies by mobilizing civil society as government watchdogs and as political advocates. These “activist bureaucrats” form a new layer of politics in Latin America. Author(s): Rich, Jessica A.J. Source(s): , 47 p., ill., tabs Published: 2012 [Author], Berkeley, CA (English ISBN/ISSN:…