European Union Commits to Increase Development Aid for Tajikistan

On October 20, 2014, the European Union and the Republic of Tajikistan took part in their fourth Cooperation Council meeting, during which the European Commission released its decision to significantly expand its development aid to this developing Central Asian country. The Commission’s aid to Tajikistan will increase by €251 million from 2014 to 2020 and will go towards…

Impact of Decentralization: Resource List

In the report launch event in Washington DC last year, we received suggestions to examine the literature of those who are skeptical or opposed to decentralization and to compile the evidence base that shows the advantages of decentralization to improved service delivery, reduced corruption and economic growth. We have organized a reference list of documents…

Who can address urban inequality? : the often forgotten roles of local government

Abstract: This paper focuses on the role of local government in reducing inequalities in sustainable development (infrastructure, basic services, regulations and other measures linked to health, economic opportunity and risk reduction), and the inclusion of the poor and marginalized in local decisions. Author(s): UCLG Source(s): , [15] p., ill., tabs Published: 2012 United cities and…

Natural resource management & land tenure : [dossier]

Abstract: One of the aims of rural decentralization and local governance is to improve land governance, land use, and decision-making in the management of natural resources in order to support sustainable social and economic development. This online dossier is part of KIT´s Decentralization Portal. Author(s): KIT Source(s): , Published: 2011 Royal tropical institute (KIT), Amsterdam…

Fiscal decentralization in Asia : challenges and opportunities

Abstract: This publication discusses the decentralization issues faced by countries of Asia and the Pacific. It includes practical suggestions on how to proceed in this area to enhance economic growth, macroeconomic stability, poverty and income distribution, services delivery, and accountability. Author(s): Martinez-Vazquez, Jorge Source(s): , v, 10 p., ill., tabs Published: 2011 Asian development bank…

Yes Africa can : success stories from a dynamic continent

Abstract: This book with success stories from Africa contains two chapters on different aspects of local governance from Sierra Leone (post-conflict recontruction) and Rwanda (health financing). Author(s): Chuhan-Pole, Punam; Angwafo, Manka Source(s): , xiii, 477 p., ill., graphs, maps, tabs Published: 2011 World bank, Washington, DC (English ISBN/ISSN: 978-0-8213-8746-7/ Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1596/978-0-8213-8745-0

Decentralization for poverty reduction : exploring the linkages and the impacts : (a review)

Abstract: A conceptual framework was developed to assess how different forms of decentralization might relate to and significantly affect different dimensions of poverty. The decentralization approach is particular in the sense that it can work on three dimensions: poverty, income, and capabilities. Author(s): Khan, Sajjad Ali Source(s): , 27 p., ill. Published: 2011 City university…