European Union Commits to Increase Development Aid for Tajikistan

On October 20, 2014, the European Union and the Republic of Tajikistan took part in their fourth Cooperation Council meeting, during which the European Commission released its decision to significantly expand its development aid to this developing Central Asian country. The Commission’s aid to Tajikistan will increase by €251 million from 2014 to 2020 and will go towards…

Emerging lessons from MCC/MCA-sponsored initiatives to formalize customary land rights and local land management practices in Benin, Burkina Faso and Senegal : paper

Abstract: MCA projects in Benin, Burkina Faso, and Senegal have achieved considerable success in achieving targets for formalizing customary land rights in the form of mapping, land charters, and identifying land allocation preferences. The experiences resulted in a checklist of common challenges. Author(s): Elbow, Kent Source(s): , 27 p. Published: 2012 World bank], [Washington, DC…

The evolution of Chukua Hatua

Abstract: Chukua Hatua, which means Take action in Kiswahili, is a programme aiming to support active citizenship in communities in northern Tanzania. It is an effective Oxfam programme that encourages citizens to ask, know and demand their rights in education, health, and other public services. Author(s): Mapunda, Kisuma Source(s): , 14:51 min. Published: 2012 Oxfam,…

Can participation be induced? : some evidence from developing countries

Abstract: The effectiveness of the World Bank´s multi-billion dollar investment in participatory development projects is examined. While these projects improved access to basic services, they were less effective in improving income or in building sustainable participatory institutions at the local level. Author(s): Mansuri, Ghazala; Rao, Vijayendra Source(s): , Policy research working paper; WPS 6139 25…

AIDS and local governance

Abstract: The Governance and AIDS programme (GAP) of IDASA was launched in 2008. One of the strategic objectives was to identify indicators of fragility of local government and to study the contribution of capacity development for cooperative governance on AIDS in southern Africa. Author(s): IDASA Source(s): , Published: 2011 Idasa, Cape Town (English ISBN/ISSN: /…

Strengthening social capital : the GoBifo approach in rural Sierra Leone

Abstract: Gobifo is a community-driven development (CDD) project, which supports decentralization and increases village-level social capital by disbursing block grants directly into community development accounts to support health, education, agriculture, infrastructure and income-generation projects. Author(s): Sesay, Sullay; Baltissen, Gerard; Manyeh, Morie Source(s): , 70 p., ill., maps, 23 cm Published: 2011 KIT, Amsterdam (English ISBN/ISSN:…