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,…

An assessment of the strategies adopted by Adamawa state government towards achieving Millennium development goals (MDGs) in water supply

Abstract: The paper assesses the various strategies adopted by Adamawa state government in ameliorating conditions of water supply in the state with a view to achieving the Millennium Development Goals. It is shown that success rests on the good co-operation between state and local governments. Author(s): Adewusi, Olusegun Adegoke Source(s): , International journal of business…

Using strengths-based approaches to community development in Zimbabwe : are we ready?

Abstract: More than 30 years after the advent of strengths-based approaches to community development, preference for the discredited needs-based paradigm continues in Zimbabwe. They are generally more involving, longer term and slower at showing tangible results. Author(s): Maruta, Samuel Source(s): , Southern peace review journal (SPRJ); Vol. 1, No. 2 p. 51-68 Southern peace review…

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…

Confrontation between peasant producers and investors in northern Zambézia, Mozambique, in the context of profit pressures on European investors

Abstract: Foreign agricultural investors are clashing with local peasants in Mozambique in a confrontation over agricultural and development models. One large company withdrew rather than take over land, but two other investors chose to push ahead, and have come into conflict with local peasant communities. Author(s): Norfolk, Simon; Hanlon, Joseph Source(s): , 14 p. Published:…