The impact of decentralization on large scale irrigation : evidence from the Philippines

Abstract: Econometric analysis of a 83,000 hectares irrigation system in the Philippines finds that decentralized subsystems are more likely to solve collective action problems such as free-riding, conflict resolution and rule enforcement, and highlights the importance of credible enforcement. Author(s): Araral, Eduardo K. Source(s): , Water alternatives; Vol. 4, Issue 2 p. 110-123, ill., tabs…

Do better monitoring institutions increase leadership quality in community organizations? : evidence from Uganda

Abstract: A sample of Ugandan farmer associations was used to validate a model of leadership effectiveness. Indeed, the quality of democratically chosen leaders in community organizations was affected by the groups´ monitoring institutions. The framework may be applied to other local governance situations. Author(s): Grossman, Guy; Hanlon, W. Walker Source(s): , 39 p., ill., graphs,…

Mobilizing rural institutions for sustainable livelihoods and equitable development : a case study of local governance and smallholder cooperatives in Ethiopia

Abstract: This paper examines governance issues in relation to rural institutions and sustainable livelihood improvement, drawing on evidence from Ethiopia. Possible avenues through which rural organizations can play a larger role in improving rural governance are examined. Author(s): Spielman, David J.; Cohen, Marc J.; Mogues, Tewodaj Source(s): , ii, 28 p., ill., graphs, tabs rev.…