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,…

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:…

Building governance into a post-2015 framework : exploring transparency and accountability as an entry point

Abstract: The possibility of a stand-alone goal on (local) governance for the post-2015 agenda is considered. It would be the most ambitious but also the most politically challenging option of the two, the other one being to strengthen transparency and governance in support of post-2015 development efforts. Author(s): Bergh, Gina Source(s): , 13 p. Published:…

2012 highlights : activity report from Florence to Dakar

Abstract: In 2012, among many other things, the UCLG has advocated for the inclusion of the local authories’ views in the post-2015 development agenda. The 3rd Global Report on Decentralization and Local Democracy (in 2013) will be devoted to the role of local governments in the provision of basic services. Author(s): Source(s): , 11 p.,…