Participants’ kit : harmonisation, decentralisation and local governance : prepared on behalf of the informal Development partners working group on local governance and decentralisation (DPWG-LGD)

Abstract: This training kit gives an overview of the state-of-the-art knowledge on harmonization, decentralization and local governance that are essential for understanding how local governance and decentralisation processes can be designed, supported and monitored in a harmonised manner. Author(s): Loquai, Christiane Source(s): , 156 p., ill., tabs Published: 2011 Train4dev.net, [Wageningen] (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link:…

Social accountability sourcebook : [strengthening the demand side of governance and service delivery]

Abstract: This sourcebook provides an analytical framework, an overview of the main concepts and definitions, tools and methods, case studies from different regions (including Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean), sectoral and thematic applications, and knowledge and learning resources. Author(s): Forster, Reiner Source(s): , Published: 2011 World bank]. Social development department, [Washington, DC (English…

Toolkit on accountable and transparent service delivery at a local level : about participatory mechanisms and civil society interventions

Abstract: The toolkit provides its readers with practical examples and useful tools and tips on how to include participatory mechanisms in the daily work of local governments and civil society organizations with a view to increase accountability and transparency. Author(s): Starovlah, Vanja; Premovic, Dijana Source(s): , 51 p., ill. Published: 2011 Ministry of foreign affairs…

Making local government work : an activist’s guide

Abstract: Guidelines for grassroots action to hold local governments to account are presented. To create accountable, just and effective local government it is important that communities take action. It is necessary for them to demand to participate in consultations and decision-making processes. Author(s): McNeil, Claire; Heywood, Mark; Dugard, Jackie; Hope, P.J. Source(s): , x, 110…

Revised ITTO guidelines for the sustainable management of natural tropical forests : full report

Abstract: These guidelines provide framework and management principles for the sustainable management of natural tropical forests, including forest governance, land use planning, tenure, inclusive decision-making, and regional and international commitments. Author(s): Blaser, Jürgen; Sabogal, Cesar Source(s): , 114 p., ill., graphs, tabs Published: 2011 International tropical timber organization] (ITTO), [Yokohama (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://www.itto.int/files/user/pdf/RFM-5%20-FUll%20Report%20of%20%20Revised%20SFM%20Guidelines-with%20list%20of%20acronyms.pdf

Local economic development in sub-Saharan Africa : defining potential roles for national government : review

Abstract: This article examines the functions that can be assumed by national governments in support of LED programming, including furnishing a coherent framework and guidelines for local planning affecting business development. Recommendations for energizing LED processes in Africa are provided. Author(s): Rogerson, C.M. Source(s): , African journal of business management; Vol. 5, No. 30 p.…

Community organisers toolbox : local government

Abstract: This section of the toolbox will help you to understand how local government works in South Africa. It contains sections on development, finance, services and so on. Local municipalities must encourage public participation and every guide will give you some tips on how to interact with your council. Author(s): ETU Source(s): , Published: 2011…

Rapid feedback : the role of community scorecards in improving service delivery : dealing with governance and corruption risks in project lending

Abstract: Community Score Card initiatives are typified by a number of common characteristics including: the use of a simple and low cost implementation framework; promoting community ownership and empowerment; and providing service providers with direct feedback. Author(s): Post, David; Agarwal, Sanjay; Venugopal, Varsha Source(s): , How-to notes 16 p., ill., tabs How-to notes Published: 2011…

‘Tips and tricks’ of participatory land-use planning in Lao PDR : towards a land zoning negotiation support platform

Abstract: As alternative to complex ‘high-tech’ LUP models that local stakeholders are not able to use and replicate, a communication platform supporting negotiations among multiple stakeholders groups has been tested in a village cluster of Luang Prabang Province in northern Laos. Author(s): Bourgoin, Jeremy Source(s): , 18 p., ill., maps, tabs Published: 2011 Colorado state…