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…

Ethiopia : food security and land governance factsheet

Abstract: This factsheet contains information on the regulatory land governance framework in Ethiopia, including land tenure forms, the institutional land governance framework, gender, foreign direct investment, land grabbing, national policy, and donor support. Author(s): Heegde, Martijn De; Hilhorst, Dorothea H.M.; Porchet, Nicholas Source(s): , 6 p., ill., tab Published: 2011 Land governance for equitable and…

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…