Transnational research : decentralization in west and central Africa : learning from local and intersector lessons : education, water, health : summary report of case studies

Abstract: A study was conducted in West and Central Africa to study the impact of decentralization on the transfer of powers and resources and on the management of basic services, in particular water, education and health. The grassroots management committees are deemed functional on the whole. PDF file link Author(s): Malam Moussa, Laouli; Ilboudo, Ernest…

Basic services provision across ten years of implementation of the local government code : issues and challenges in decentralized governance

Abstract: The provision of devolved basic services by local governments in Surigao del Norte, Philippines, is analysed, using data on health, education, welfare, agriculture and livelihoo. Two frameworks were used: the soufflé theory of decentralization by Parker, and the Local Government Code. Author(s): Sunico, Florencio F. Source(s): , 35 p., ill., graphs, tabs Published: 2011…

Public provisioning of health and decentralization in Gujarat

Abstract: The contribution of the decentralized system of governance to the delivery of health services in rural areas of Gujarat, India, is explored. In every village as a Village Health and Sanitation Committee (VHSC) is established and various health programmes are decentralized to the Panchayat level. Author(s): Visaria, Leela; Bhat, Meera Source(s): , Economic &…

Towards better service delivery : an economic update on Cameroon : with a focus on fiscal decentralization

Abstract: In Cameroon, decentralization is the principal policy tool to improve service delivery. Some key building blocks in fiscal decentralization still need to be addressed to prevent indicators for primary school completion, child mortality, sanitation, and drinking water from dropping. Author(s): Source(s): , Cameroon economic update; 2 20 p., ill., graphs, tabs Cameroon economic update…

Decentralization and rural service delivery in Uganda

Abstract: The paper documents the state of knowledge regarding rural service provision in Uganda under decentralization and identifies knowledge gaps for further investigation. Its focus is on education, health, and agricultural advisory services, as well as the management of natural resources in Uganda. Author(s): Bashaasha, Bernard; Mangheni, Margaret Najjingo; Nkonya, Ephraim Source(s): , IFPRI discussion…

Contracting the road to development : early impacts of a rural roads program

Abstract: The Peruvian rural roads program (RRP) contracts private local firms for rehabilitation and maintenance with local supervision by community leaders setting incentives that favour prevention activities. It enhanced road transitability, employment, and investments in education and health. Author(s): Valdivia, Martin Source(s): , PMMA working paper; 18 40 p., ill., tabs PMMA working paper 18…

Decentralization task force meeting, New York City 2009

Abstract: In June 2009, top academics studying decentralization presented and debated the latest research in the field and discussed and evaluated the resulting policy options in the company of policymakers from countries with notable decentralization experiments. Author(s): Columbia University Source(s): , 1 file, ill., graphs, maps, tabs Published: 2009 Columbia university. Initiative for policy dialogue…

Building responsibility for the delivery of government services (BRIDGE) : FY 2009 annual report (December 9, 2008 – September 30, 2009

Abstract: The Building Responsibility for the Delivery of Government Services (BRIDGE) project in South Sudan aims to enhance the capacity of local government to plan, manage and provide services, and to improve relationships between local governments and their constituents. Author(s): Corps, Mercy Source(s): , 57 p., ill., graphs, tabs Published: 2009 USAID Sudan. BRIDGE, Khartoum…

Decentralised service delivery in east Africa : a comparative study of Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya

Abstract: Author(s): JICA Source(s): , IIC JR; 07-23 xl, 222 p., ill., graphs, tabs IIC JR 07-23 Published: 2008 Japan international cooperation agency (JICA). Institute for international cooperation (IIC), Tokyo (English ISBN/ISSN: 4-903645-56-8/ Link: http://jica-ri.jica.go.jp/IFIC_and_JBICI-Studies/english/publications/reports/study/topical/africa/pdf/002.pdf