Local governments and disaster risk reduction : good practices and lessons learned : a contribution to the Making cities resilient campaign

Abstract: Good practices and lessons learned by local governments in disaster risk reduction were compiled to showcase the essential roles played by local and regional authorities in addressing disaster risks at sub-national and local levels, but also the challenges and constraints to scale-up these efforts. Author(s): Source(s): , xiii, 69 p., ill., tabs Published: 2010…

Women and local democracy : lessons from Central America

Abstract: This publication draws together the experiences and lessons learnt by Central American women working on promoting gender equity in local government. Author(s): Clulow, Michael Source(s): , Building women’s citizenship and governance, Central America [40] p Building women’s citizenship and governance, Central America Published: 2005 One world action etc.], [London etc. (English ISBN/ISSN: 1-898776-54-7/ Link:…

Decentralization and institution building : emergence and development of the Consejos departamentales de Alcades in El Salvador

Abstract: This paper analyses the emergence and development of the Consejos Departamentales de Alcaldes (Departmental Councils of Mayors) in El Salvador. It describes the socio-political causes of their incorporation into the legal norms. Differences in their development are illustrated by four case studies. Author(s): Kramer, Andrea Source(s): , IEE working papers; 172 iv, 61 p.,…