IFES : International foundation for electoral systems

Abstract: The International Foundation For Electoral Systems (IFES) is the global leader in election assistance and democracy promotion. It promotes good governance requiring that citizens work collaboratively with officials in the pursuit of common social, political, economic and cultural goals. Author(s): IFES Source(s): , Published: 2011 International foundation for electoral systems (IFES), Washington, DC (English…

Public administration : local government and decentralization in Ghana : review

Abstract: This paper makes a case for local government elections at district and regional level and recommends constitutional amendments to allow locals to elect their own public officials as an alternative to the current appointment practices by the central government of Ghana. Author(s): Antwi-Boasiako, Kwame Badu Source(s): , Journal of African studies and development; Vol.…

Local government reform in Zimbabwe : a policy dialogue

Abstract: On 3-4 November 2009, a seminar was held on local government policy in Zimbabwe. Subjects included: socio-economic transformation, local government institutions and elections, local government financing, traditional authorities, local government functions and supervision of local government. Author(s): Visser, Jaap De; Steytler, Nico; Machingauta, Naison Source(s): , State, peace and human security studies xv, 151…

Endogenous institution in decentralization : on the definition and domain of peace economics, papers in honor of Walter Isard

Abstract: The author develops a model, in which the positive or negative welfare outcome of decentralization is the result of the interplay among a set of variables including local capture, participation, initial conditions, budget size, and quality of local leader. Author(s): Azis, Iwan J. Source(s): , Peace economics, peace science and public policy; Vol. 16,…

Fostering social accountability : from principle to practice : guidance note

Abstract: This note provides an overview of the principles of social accountability and provides guidance on how to incorporate the practice of social accountability into programming, illustrated by examples of how it is currently being operationalized in many contexts in different regions. Author(s): Lister, Sarah; Sadasivam, Bharati Source(s): , 46 p., ill., tabs Published: 2010…