Resilience: Entry point for transformation

Reprinted from actlocalfirst.org Written by John Coonrod on May 22, 2014 What does Local First have to do with the issue of resilience? As it turns out – plenty. Resilience is not only a critical lens for examining both humanitarian assistance and development, but it presents a real opportunity to awaken a broad range of policy…

The land governance assessment framework : identifying and monitoring good practice in the land sector

Abstract: The framework (LGAF) provides guidance to diagnose and benchmark land governance. If land institutions function properly, land taxation provides a simple yet efficient tool to increase effective decentralization and to foster local government accountability. Author(s): Deininger, Klaus W.; Selod, Harris; Burns, Anthony F. Source(s): , Agriculture and rural development xvi, 147 p., ill., tabs…

The implications of federalism and decentralisation on socio-economic conditions in Ethiopia

Abstract: This paper analyses impacts of the federal system and decentralization on Ethiopia’s socio-economic development, with special reference to the health and eduction sectors. The principles of the Ethiopian federal system as well as those of the 2001/2002 decentralisation process are highlighted. Author(s): Zimmermann-Steinhart, Petra; Bekele, Yakob Source(s): , [Potchefstroom electronic law journal] (PER); Vol.…

Decentralization and political opposition in contemporary Africa : evidence from Sudan and Ethiopia

Abstract: The impact of decentralization on political stability is examined, using the contrasting cases of Ethiopia and Sudan. In Sudan, inequitable decentralization opened the door for political opposition in the North to topple the regime, whereas equitable decentralization in Ethiopia led to stability. Author(s): Green, Elliott D. Source(s): , [26] p. Published: 2011 London school…

Annual World bank conference on land and poverty : conference agenda

Abstract: The theme of the 2011 conference was “Countries strengthen land governance”. In a period of land grabbing, better land governance can encourage investment, steer urban growth and improve social welfare. It also helps countries overcome a legacy of inequality, dispossession and conflict. Author(s): World Bank Source(s): , Published: 2011 World bank, Washington, DC (English…

Local government in Ethiopia : still an apparatus of control?

Abstract: This article argues that in spite of the declared objectives of re-decentralisation in Ethiopia, the tradition of using local government as a means of control remains very much intact. Yet, “local mechanisms” allowed a considerable increase in the “access and provision of public goods”. Author(s): Ayele, Zemelak Source(s): , Law democracy & development; 15…