The effects of rural land certification in securing land rights : a case of Amhara region, Ethiopia

Abstract: The impact of a government certification programme on land improvement was examined, using the case of Fagetalekoma in Amhara, Ethiopia. There were positive effects on women land rights, tree planting, terracing, and applying manure. No significant effect has been observed on farm productivity. Author(s): Belay, Assefa Source(s): , viii, 65 p., ill., graphs, maps,…

Comparative assessment of decentralization in Africa : final report and summary of findings

Abstract: This comparative study draws lessons from African country experiences with decentralization. Accountability remains mostly upward. In one third public service delivery improved slightly. Capacity remains an issue at all levels of government. Author(s): Dickovick, James Tyler; Beatty Riedl, Rachel Source(s): , iv, 79 p., ill., tabs Published: 2010 United States agency for international development…

Introduction to the Mwananchi programme : strengthening citizen engagement

Abstract: The Programme Director explains how the project will bring together media, civil society organisations (CSOs) and elected representatives to create ‘coalitions of change’ and strengthen citizen engagement in seven African countries. Author(s): Tembo, Fletcher Source(s): , 2.55 min., ill. Published: 2010 Overseas development institute (ODI)]. Mwananchi programme, [London etc. (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvEHuof1ClA

Mwananchi : strengthening citizen engagement

Abstract: The Mwananchi Programme promotes local governance issues to strengthen citizens’ voices and improve governance and accountability in Africa. The programme works in Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Sierra Leone, Southern Sudan, Uganda and Zambia. Author(s): Source(s): , Published: 2010 Overseas development institute (ODI)]. Mwananchi programme, [London etc. (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://www.mwananchi-africa.org/

Local government database

Abstract: The database is a collection of the major legislation and policies dealing with local government in Africa. The legal instruments are classified according to nine standard headings. Currently the database contains information on Sudan, Kenya, Ethiopia and Uganda. Author(s): University Of The Western Cape Source(s): , Published: 2010 University of the Western Cape. Community…

Woreda and city administrations benchmarking survey III : synthesis report : survey of service delivery satisfaction status

Abstract: The Woreda and City Benchmarking Survey (WCBS) was designed initially as a core monitoring and evaluation tool for the Public Sector Capacity Building Program (PSCAP). It assesses the capacity of local government administrations, local participation, and public services. Author(s): Ethiopia Source(s): , vii, 54 p., ill., graphs, tabs Published: 2010 Federal democratic republic of…

Participatory forest management in Ethiopia, practices and experiences

Abstract: A survey of Participatory Forest Management (PFM) actors in Ethiopia revealed that success depends on factors such as collaboration, involvement, continuous follow-up and support, strengthening already present traditional systems, and linking income generation to forest management. Author(s): Winberg, Ellen Source(s): , 41 p., ill., graphs, maps, tabs Published: 2010 Food and agriculture organization of…

Land grab or development opportunity? : agricultural investment and international land deals in Africa

Abstract: The first detailed study of large scale land acquisitions in Africa analyses the modalities and likely impacts. highlighting the possible opportunities if things are managed well and warns of the risks to food security and rural development if contracts are not properly negotiated and enforced. Author(s): Cotula, Lorenzo Source(s): , viii, 120 p., ill.,…