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…

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): ,…

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 implications of federalism and decentralisation on socio-economic conditions in Ethiopia

Abstract: This paper analyses impacts of the federal system and decentralization on Ethiopia’s socio-economic development, with special reference to the health and eduction sectors. The principles of the Ethiopian federal system as well as those of the 2001/2002 decentralisation process are highlighted. Author(s): Zimmermann-Steinhart, Petra; Bekele, Yakob Source(s): , [Potchefstroom electronic law journal] (PER); Vol.…

Rethinking the political economy of decentralization : how elections and parties shape the provision of local public goods

Abstract: Extension of the decentralization theorem with insights from political science and economics suggests that the interaction of democratic decentralization and party centralization will produce the best outcomes for public service delivery. This was confirmed by education outcomes from 125 countries. Author(s): Ponce-Rodríguez, Raúl A. Source(s): , International center for public policy working paper; 12-27…