Local government legislation in the Commonwealth Pacific

Abstract: [Partial preview] Legislation across a range of Pacific countries is examined. Principles for effective legislation include: democracy & representation; empowerment; probity; oversight & support; capacity & sustainability; efficiency, effectiveness & equity; and, inter-government co-operation. Author(s): Sansom, Graham Source(s): , Commonwealth secretariat local government reform series; 4 100 p, ill Commonwealth secretariat local government reform…

Space on the mat : Pacific women in local government

Abstract: This is a networking site for Pacific Women in Local Government to exchange experiences, perspectives and ideas on ways in which local government can promote women’s voices, address women’s needs and provide opportunities for women’s political representation alongside men in consultation processes. Author(s): CLGF Source(s): , Published: 2010 Women in local government, [Suva] (English…

Local governments and disaster risk reduction : good practices and lessons learned : a contribution to the Making cities resilient campaign

Abstract: Good practices and lessons learned by local governments in disaster risk reduction were compiled to showcase the essential roles played by local and regional authorities in addressing disaster risks at sub-national and local levels, but also the challenges and constraints to scale-up these efforts. Author(s): Source(s): , xiii, 69 p., ill., tabs Published: 2010…

Women’s empowerment and good governance through community radio : best experiences for an action research process

Abstract: This collection of articles seeks to contribute to the impact of community radio on governance issues especially related to gender equality and women’s rights. The publication is part of a two-year participatory action research process to address the challenges to women’s participation in democracy. Author(s): Solervicens, Marcelo Source(s): , [136] p., ill., tabs Published:…

Paths and pitfalls of decentralisation for sustainable forest management : experiences of the Asia-Pacific region

Abstract: Selected case studies of experiences with decentralization in the Asia-Pacific Region have been reviewed for their positive and negative aspects. The impacts on forest management and overall sustainability are noted. Author(s): Ferguson, Ian; Chandrasekharan, Cherukat Source(s): , 36 p., ill., tabs Published: 2004 Center for international forestry research (CIFOR), [Bogor (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link:…