Survey results : advanced seminar – decentralisation and local governance : session 1.2

Abstract: A survey on the extent and depth of decentralization was conducted among seminar participants from Eritrea, Burkina, Faso, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Cambodia, Ukraine, Afghanistan, Egypt, Guatemala, Pakistan, Dominican Republic, Morocco, Mozambique, Rwanda, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Zambia, and Lebanon. Author(s): ECDPM Source(s): , [17] p., ill. Published: 2012 European centre for development policy management] (ECDPM),…

Climate change as a wicked problem : an evaluation of the institutional context for rural water management in Ghana

Abstract: A typical Adaptive Co-Management (ACM) for the wicked problem of climate change confronting water management in Ghana must specifically emphasize continuous learning in an iterative manner within networks as its overriding objective for local management institutions. Author(s): FitzGibbon, John; Mensah, Kenneth O. Source(s): , SAGE open; 2 14 p., ill., graph, tabs SAGE open…

Development as a collective action problem : addressing the real challenges of African governance : synthesis report

Abstract: Experiences with local justice in Ghana and education reform in the Sahel show that development is best seen as a multi-layered collective action problem. Development assistance should be designed so as to support local problem-solving and adapting state programmes to local values and preferences. Author(s): Booth, David Source(s): , xi, 117 p., ill., graphs…

Yes Africa can : success stories from a dynamic continent

Abstract: This book with success stories from Africa contains two chapters on different aspects of local governance from Sierra Leone (post-conflict recontruction) and Rwanda (health financing). Author(s): Chuhan-Pole, Punam; Angwafo, Manka Source(s): , xiii, 477 p., ill., graphs, maps, tabs Published: 2011 World bank, Washington, DC (English ISBN/ISSN: 978-0-8213-8746-7/ Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1596/978-0-8213-8745-0

Monitoring quality of care and accountability mechanisms at the district level : the potential role of the National health insurance scheme in Ghana

Abstract: A framework for monitoring the quality of care by the NHIS (National Health Insurance Scheme) at district level in Ghana was developed and an exploratory study of the current accountability mechanisms is presented. Author(s): Martens, Merel; Toonen, Jurrien; Wal, Bertram Van Der Source(s): , KIT working papers series; WPS.H6 40 p., ill KIT working…

National association of local authorities of Ghana

Abstract: The National Association of Local Authorities of Ghana, NALAG, is the umbrella organization of all local government authorities in Ghana, including all district assemblies. It aims to assist in maintaining a high standard of local government administration and local government service delivery. Author(s): Source(s): , Published: 2011 National association of local authorities of Ghana…

Adapting land administration to the institutional framework of customary tenure : the case of peri-urban Ghana

Abstract: Case studies from peri-urban areas in Ghana and participatory GIS are used to demonstrate that customary rights can be recognized by adapting land administration to the institutional framework of customary tenure, provided customary institutions receive sufficient support to undertake LA functions. Author(s): Arko-Adjei, Anthony Source(s): , Sustainable urban areas; 39 255 p., ill., maps,…

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…