Lebanon’s Decentralization Draft Law Anchors Political Accountability at the Core of Development

In April of this year, the president of Lebanon launched a draft bill for administrative decentralization. The following article analyzes provisions in this new draft law. Reprinted from The Lebanese Center for Policy Studies (LCPS) June 2014 By Sami Atallah, LCPS Executive Director The new decentralization draft law may not solve all the country’s ills but, if…

Socio-economic status and participatory development in Kenya

Abstract: Constituency Development Funds (CDFs) dedicate public money to benefit “grassroots” subdivisions through decisions influenced by their representatives in parliament. This paper analyses the influence of socio-economic factors on household participation in CDF poverty alleviation projects in Kenya. Author(s): Kinyanjui, Kariuki David; Josephine, Misaro Source(s): , International journal of humanities and sociel science; Vol. 3,…

Building a capable and developmental state

Abstract: Chapter 13 of the National Development Plan – 2030 emphasizes that South Africa needs to build a state that is capable of playing a developmental role. Improving relations between national, provincial and local government requires a proactive approach to resolving coordination problems. Author(s): South Africa Source(s): , p. 407-443 Published: 2012 South African government…

Local government and local development : bridging the gap through critical discourse : evidence from the Commonwealth Caribbean

Abstract: This paper discusses: (1) the institutional and organisational imperatives of a developmental role for local government; and (2) the extent to which these imperatives have been addressed in reform. Generally, local government must be linked more consistently with a local development strategy. Author(s): Schoburgh, Eris D. Source(s): , Commonwealth journal of local governance (CJLG);…