Post-2015 global development agenda : making the case for decentralisation and local governance

Abstract: Decentralization and local governance (DLG) need to be integrated in the post-2015 framework as a ‘strategic enabler’. DLG play a role in providing basic services and addressing inequalities, food insecurity, urbanization, youth unemployment, climate change, conflict and insecurity. Author(s): Awortwi, Nicholas Source(s): , DeLoG working paper; 2 ix, 30 p., ill., graphs, tabs DeLoG…

Managing informality : local government practices and approaches towards the informal economy : learning examples from five African countries

Abstract: This report presents six case studies from across different African countries – including Kenya, Mali, Rwanda, South Africa and Tanzania – featuring local governments’ utilization of innovative approaches to better manage the informal economy or sector thereof in their localities. Author(s): David, Susanne Source(s): , 97 p., ill., graphs, tabs Published: 2012 South African…

Our future – make it work : National development plan 2030

Abstract: South Africa’s National Development Plan aims to eliminate poverty and reduce inequality by 2030. Challenges include: (1) unemployment; (2) infrastructure; (3) education; (4) spatial divides; (5) resource-dependence of the economy; (6) health; (7) public services; and (8) corruption. Author(s): South Africa Source(s): , 61 p., ill., maps Published: 2012 South African government information, [S.l.]…

Addressing scarce and critical skills in Limpopo local government : the LGSETA option

Abstract: This article on the role of Local Government Sector Education and Training Authority (LGSETA) in job creation and the reduction of scarce skills in Limpopo, South Africa, concludes that partnerships are to be developed with higher institutions of learning and training institutions. Author(s): Mafunisa, M.J.; Tsanwani, A.P. Source(s): , [Sabinet]; Vol. 46, No. 1.1…

Local economic development strategic planning and practice casebook : with cases from the Humber region, United Kingdom; Zenica municipality, Bosnia & Herzegovina; Vushtrri municipality, Kosovo; Smolyan municipality, Bulgaria; City of Rezekne, Latvia; City of Poprad, Slovak republic

Abstract: This casebook highlights practical knowledge and approaches that can be used by municipal governments and communities to understand, design and implement integrated LED strategies. The key is to develop short, well written strategies that are inclusive and encourage stakeholder. Author(s): Swinburn, Gwen; Murphy, Fergus Source(s): , iii, 215 p., ill., graphs, maps, tabs Published:…

Understanding land investment deals in Africa : FAQs on how land grabs contribute to hunger and conflict

Abstract: According to the Oakland Institute, land grabs – largely unregulated land deals involving foreign corporations – continue to be promoted as a development solution for African nations.These deals create additional food insecurity, fail to deliver jobs and biofuel, and impoverish nations. Author(s): Source(s): , [5] p. Published: 2011 Oakland institute], [Oakland, CA (English ISBN/ISSN:…

Contracting the road to development : early impacts of a rural roads program

Abstract: The Peruvian rural roads program (RRP) contracts private local firms for rehabilitation and maintenance with local supervision by community leaders setting incentives that favour prevention activities. It enhanced road transitability, employment, and investments in education and health. Author(s): Valdivia, Martin Source(s): , PMMA working paper; 18 40 p., ill., tabs PMMA working paper 18…

LED knowledge : the global resource site for local economic development

Abstract: LED Knowledge is an ILO initiative to facilitate access to resources and training materials developed by local economic development experts and practitioners at the global level with the objective of improving knowledge sharing and the exchange of experiences. Author(s): ILO Source(s): , Published: 2008 International labour organization (ILO) [etc.], Genève [etc.] (English ISBN/ISSN: /…