The role of rural women in local governance : case study on socio-economic context in Bangladesh

Abstract: The socio-economic background and causes of problems of women’s participation in local governance in Bangladesh are examined. Many female UP members had family members in politics. Most problems in performing their responsibilities as UP members are linked to male members non-cooperative attitudes. Author(s): Kabir, Shajahan; Akther, Rahima; Huo, Xuexi Source(s): , International review /…

Empowering local people through community-based resource monitoring : a comparison of Brazil and Namibia

Abstract: The psychological, social, economic, and political aspects of local empowerment in wildlife monitoring systems in Brazil and Namibia were assessed. Empowerment was facilitated by the value of natural resources, rights to trade and manage resources, and collaboration by stakeholders. Author(s): Constantino, Pedro De Araujo Lima Source(s): , Ecology and society (E&S); vol. 17, no.…

Decentralization in agricultural extension: implications and priorities

Abstract: Decentralization has the potential to enhance the efficacy of agricultural knowledge and information systems. Agricultural extension services are under increasing pressure to become more effective, more responsive to farmers, and less costly to government. Author(s): Emami, Abbas; Ghorbani, Esmaeil Source(s): , Journal of American science; Vol. 7, No. 6 p. 185-189 Journal of American…

Impacts of community forests on livelihoods in Cameroon : lessons from two case studies

Abstract: Two community forests in Cameroon were shown to differ widely in economic and financial returns as a result of differences in the communities’ technical and managerial skills, access to finance, and market information, and capacity for vertical integration. Author(s): Beauchamp, E.; Ingram, V. Source(s): , International forestry review; Vol. 13, No. 3 15 p.,…

Decentralisation : learning lessons from the developing world

Abstract: The obstacles to decentralization and conditions for success are discussed in a video and a presentation of Mr. Vaillancourt (Univ. of Montreal). He concludes that the EU would do wise to use a checklist to assess the likelihood of successful decentralization when deciding on funding priorities. Author(s): Vaillancourt, Francois Source(s): , 5:22 min. Published:…

Community involvement in urban water and sanitation provision : the missing link in partnerships for improved service delivery in Ghana

Abstract: This paper examines how partnerships with communities can complement government’s efforts at improving access to adequate water supply in Ghana. The active involvement of users in the planning and provision of such services contributes to greater equity and financial viability. Author(s): Osumanu, Issaka Kanton Source(s): , Journal of African studies and development; Vol. 2,…

Sustainable development as a community-of-practice : insights from rural water projects in Egypt

Abstract: This work applies a community-of-practice (CoP) approach towards understanding the sustainability of 23 Egyptian rural water projects. Only decentralized regional governance can achieve an economy of scale while ensuring projects facilitate and harness localized practices. Author(s): Armanios, Daniel Erian Source(s): , 29 p., ill., tabs Published: 2010 Stanford university. Collaboratory for research on global…

Decentralization and economic performance in Indonesia

Abstract: Decentralized government in Indonesia has not had a positive effect on national economic performance as a result of extreme heterogeneity in endowments, factor immobility, and the endogenous deterioration of local governance institutions. No negative effect was found, either. Author(s): Pepinsky, Thomas B.; Wihardja, Maria M. Source(s): , 38 p., ill., graphs, tabs new version…