Local government and community governance : a literature review

Abstract: This literature review takes into account recent changes in the perception of local government in Australia, including the much greater emphasis on local government as advocates for its communities across a wide range of social, economic and other outcomes. Author(s): Pillora, Stefanie; McKinlay, Peter Source(s): , Working paper / Australian centre of excellence for…

Macroeconomic challenges of fiscal decentralization in Latin America in the aftermath of the global financial crisis

Abstract: This paper discusses how fiscal decentralization is affecting macro-economic management in the main Latin-American countries. Which fiscal reforms could help strengthen fiscal sustainability, minimize the risk of pro-cyclicality at all levels of government, and allow for countercyclical responses? Author(s): Ter-Minassian, Teresa; Jiménez, Juan Pablo Source(s): , Serie macroeconomía del desarrollo; 112 42 p., ill.,…

Local economic development in sub-Saharan Africa : defining potential roles for national government : review

Abstract: This article examines the functions that can be assumed by national governments in support of LED programming, including furnishing a coherent framework and guidelines for local planning affecting business development. Recommendations for energizing LED processes in Africa are provided. Author(s): Rogerson, C.M. Source(s): , African journal of business management; Vol. 5, No. 30 p.…

Reforming the Malawian public sector : retrospectives and prospectives

Abstract: This book examines decentralization, performance contracting, and public–private partnerships as key aspects of failed donor-induced public sector reforms in Malawi, using the case of the 2005/6 fertilizer subsidy programme. Author(s): Tambulasi, Richard I.C. Source(s): , CODESRIA book series vi, 110 p., ill., 24 cm CODESRIA book series Published: 2010 Council for the development of…

Ghana center for democratic development : partisans for democracy and good governance

Abstract: The Center is an independent, nonpartisan and nonprofit research-based and policy-oriented think tank in Accra, Ghana. Its mission is to promote democracy, good governance and the development of liberal economic environment in Ghana in particular and Africa in general. Author(s): CDD-Ghana Source(s): , Published: 2008 Ghana center for democratic development (CDD-Ghana), Accra (English ISBN/ISSN:…

Decentralization of governance and development

Abstract: A critical discussion of decentralization in developing and transition countries is presented. In their fight against the central state, free market advocates and community governance proponents often ignore that community failures may be as serious as market failures or government failures. Author(s): Bardhan, Pranab Source(s): , Journal of economic perspectives (JEP); Vol. 16, No.…