Role of Panchayati Raj institutions in grassroot planning : some issues and concerns

Abstract: This paper argues that planning under the Panchayati Raj institutions (PRI) was not much of a success because decentralization did not go far enough. PRI operations were severely restricted in local planning due to: (1) inexperience; (2) bureaucracy; (3) no financial powers; (4) state dominance. Author(s): Bhuiyan, Dasarathi Source(s): , Odisha review; [Vol. 69,…

AWEPA : European Parliamentarians with Africa

The Association of European Parliamentarians with Africa (AWEPA) works in partnership with African parliaments to strengthen parliamentary democracy in Africa and facilitate African-European parliamentary dialogue. The main goal is to eradicate poverty and support the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals, through the realization of human rights, democracy and development in Africa. Link: http://www.awepa.org/

The political economy of decentralization in sub-Saharan Africa : a new implementation model in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Kenya, and Senegal

Abstract: This study examines the overall design of local government financing systems in sub-Saharan Africa. An analytical guide to decentralization is proposed, its purpose being to produce a comparative table for cross-country analysis. The approach is clearly contextualized to each country. Author(s): Dafflon, Bernard; Madiès, Thierry Source(s): , Africa development forum series xxvii, 310 p.,…

Role of citizen community boards in promoting participatory development in Muzaffargarh district, Pakistan

Abstract: The performance of Citizen Community Boards (CCBs) in Pakistan is examined, using the case of Muzaffargarh District. The link between community participation in projects and the level of satisfaction is highlighted. Impediments to the proper functioning of CCBs in development are identified. Author(s): Khan, Sara; Anjum, Ghulam Abbas Source(s): , Pakistan journal of engineering…

Developmental local government : putting local government at the heart of development : Commonwealth local government conference, 14-17 May 2013, Kampala, Uganda

Abstract: This website provides information on the Commonwealth Local Government Conference of 14-17 May 2013 in Kampala, Uganda. It is entitled: developmental local government. Information includes video, a programme outline, key speakers, an online registration form, and news. Author(s): CLGF Source(s): , Published: 2013 Commonwealth local government forum (CLGF), London (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://www.clgc2013.org/index.cfm

Quest for local sustainability : how we balance development policy

Abstract: The Living Community Economy Model is offered as an alternative for the dominant local development model of Thailand. The new model is more Buddhist in nature, presenting itself as more community-based and equitable than the current capitalistic development paradigm. Author(s): Chayalee, Prateep Source(s): , Journal of African & Asian local government studies (JAALGS); Vol.…

The Hague academy for local governance : training programme 2013

Abstract: The Hague Academy for Local Governance offers open enrolment courses, tailor-made training programmes, study visits and masterclasses on participation, accountability, fiscal issues, local economic development, peacebuilding, (female) leadership, climate change, and water governance. Author(s): Klokke, Rebke; Hague Academy For Local Governance Source(s): , 32 p., ill. Published: 2013 The Hague academy for local governance,…