DDP : Democracy development programme

Abstract: Since its initiation in 1993, the DDP has been a non-partisan non-profit organisation, supporting capacity building on governance and civil society levels to ensure that both are empowered for meaningful participation in South Africa’s social transformation. Author(s): Source(s): , Published: 2012 Democracy development programme (DDP), Durban (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://www.ddp.org.za/

Upholding customary land rights through formalization : evidence from Tanzania’s program of land reform

Abstract: The challenges of bringing informal, customary land arrangements into a universal formalized land administration are examined. One of the questions is whether certificates of customary rights of occupancy (CCROs) in Tanzania improve the perceived or real security of tenure for rural peoples? Author(s): Fairley, Elizabeth Source(s): , 27 p., ill., maps, tabs Published: 2012…

Scaling up in agriculture, rural development, and nutrition : moving local- and community-driven development from boutique to large scale

Abstract: Scaling up an LCDD program generally takes 10 to 15 years. The overall process is nonlinear, iterative and should use a systems perspective. Scaling up has many dimensions, including inclusiveness and the need to go beyond participation by embedding empowerment in the entire development process. Author(s): Binswanger-Mkhize, Hans P.; Regt, Jacomina P. De Source(s):…

Empowering local people through community-based resource monitoring : a comparison of Brazil and Namibia

Abstract: The psychological, social, economic, and political aspects of local empowerment in wildlife monitoring systems in Brazil and Namibia were assessed. Empowerment was facilitated by the value of natural resources, rights to trade and manage resources, and collaboration by stakeholders. Author(s): Constantino, Pedro De Araujo Lima Source(s): , Ecology and society (E&S); vol. 17, no.…

Be the change you want to see

Abstract: Founded in 2001, Janaagraha started as a movement to enable citizen participation in public governance in India. It has now evolved into a robust institution for Citizenship and Democracy. Janaagraha uses a comprehensive framework, REED, as its guiding principle to enhance public governance. Author(s): Source(s): , Published: 2011 Janaagraha centre for citizenship and democracy,…

Panchayats and economic development

Abstract: The international literature on the relationship between decentralization and development is reviewed and the preconditions and reforms needed to strengthen and deepen the panchayat system to make them catalysts of development in India are identified. Author(s): Govinda Rao, M.; Raghunadan, T.R. Source(s): , Working paper / National institute of public finance and policy; 2011-86…