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…

Decentralizing Education

Improving access to primary education remains a key aspect of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Still, many children, especially girls, face many obstacles to attending school daily.  On a mission to improve access to education, policymakers and organizations have employed a variety of innovative tactics ranging from radio programs to interactive tools. However, they also look to innovations…

Attribution and accountability : voting for roads in Ghana

Abstract: The thesis argues that democracy makes African governments more responsive to the rural majority, thereby generating dissatisfaction among urban voters. A distinction is made between attributable inputs (roads) and non-attributable inputs (education material) in Ghana. Author(s): Harding, Robin Source(s): , 45 p., ill., graphs, maps, tabs Published: 2013 New York university (NYU)], [New York,…

The sustainability of community participation activities in pre-university education : case study on developing the board of trustees

Abstract: Since the 1990s, the government of Egypt attempts to improve the quality of education by way of decentralization . Donors assist by strengthening the role of the Board of trustees in schools to promote community participation. This was effective, but the effect dropped off after donor withdrawal. Author(s): Megeed, Hebatallah Yehia Abdel Source(s): ,…

The online sourcebook on decentralization and local development = Sourcebook en ligne sur la décentralisation et local développement = Libro guia de decentralization y desarrollo local

Abstract: This sourcebook provides general background information, presents case studies from around the world, and discusses a number of issues in programme design including administrative, fiscal, political decentralization, and issues related to agriculture, health, education, and natural resources. Author(s): FAO; UNDP; DEZA; GTZ; World Bank Source(s): , Published: 2012 Food and agriculture organization of the…

The character of school governance in South Sumatera, Indonesia

Abstract: The effect of education decentralization on school governance was examined in South Sumatra, Indonesia. The study found that there is virtually no school governance. The schools were still dominated by state actors such as school managers and teachers, who remain in a position of authority. Author(s): Alamsyah, Alamsyah; Mardianto, Mardianto Source(s): , Journal of…

Citizen charters : enhancing service delivery through accountability : dealing with governance and corruption risks in project lending

Abstract: Introduced by the United Kingdom in the early 1990s, CCs are now being used in a wide range of countries — including the United States, Kenya, India, Jamaica, and Mexico — to improve the quality of service delivery and enhance public sector management. Author(s): Post, David; Agarwal, Sanjay Source(s): , How-to notes 17 p.,…

A toolkit for best practices in school governance : Idasa’s Right to know, right to education project

Abstract: This toolkit provides a set of easy-to-follow steps, concepts and guidelines to help local communities to focus and understand Best Practices in Schools and Governing Bodies to meet basic standards. It is a generic guide that is adaptable to different situations, countries and systems. Author(s): IDASA Source(s): , 24 p,, ill., tabs Published: 2012…

Decentralization and school management in Namibia : the ideologies of education bureaucrats in implementing government policies : research article

Abstract: This paper examines the ideologies of school inspectors, principals, and teachers in the implementation of decentralized, cluster-based educational change in post-Apartheid Namibia. It shows that the worldviews of the educationists can be characterized as authoritarian, bureaucratic, and managerial. Author(s): Pomuti, Hertha; Weber, Everard Source(s): , ISRN education; Article ID 731072 8:00 PM ISRN education…