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…

Promoting micro and small scale industries for local development in Ghana : the case of east Mamprusi district

Abstract: The performance of local government institutions in the delivery of services in support of Micro and Small Scale Industries development is examined. The focus is on small-scale industries engaged in bakery, pito brewing, batik tie and dye, weaving, blacksmithing, soap making, and oil extraction. Author(s): Joseph, Louknaan Source(s): , xv, 113 p., ill., graphs,…

The state of local economic development in Mozambique

Abstract: The main delivery vehicles for local economic development in Mozambique are described, the most prominent one being that of the Local Economic Development Agencies. In addition, a wide range of internationally funded projects promote local entrepreneurship and market linkages. Author(s): Penninkhoff, Petra Source(s): , vi, 67 p., ill., graphs, tabs Published: 2009 Royal tropical…

Local communities and natural products : a manual for organizing natural resource management groups for resource management planning, enterprise development and integration into value chains

Abstract: This Manual intends to serve the needs of agencies and organizations that are interested in facilitating community organizing, NRM planning and implementation, community-based natural product enterprise development, and the integration of those into rewarding value chains. Author(s): Subedi, Bhishma Source(s): , iv, 61 p., ill., tabs Published: 2007 United States agency for international development…