Lessons of Asia’s decentralisation for Indonesia’s second decade of decentralisation

Abstract: This brief examines Asian decentralization form many angles: from historical accident to deliberate constitutional constructs, from mechanisms for managing diversity to ways of reducing poverty, and from giving voice to local communities to instruments for separatism and ethnic tension. Author(s): Source(s): , Decentralisation brief / Provincial governance strengthening programme; 1 15 p., ill., graph,…

Models of governance for rural water supply : the case of Namibia

Abstract: This paper studies approaches which have been adopted for the governance of water supply to rural communities in Namibia and explores the linkages with global factors contributing to the shaping of national and local governance models. The focus is on historical and institutional aspects. Author(s): Hjálmarsdóttir, Erla Hlín Source(s): , p. 25-35 Published: 2011…

The challenges of women participation in local governance : the case of Accra and Tamale metropolitan assemblies

Abstract: Qualitative data and statistics of female councilors from 1994 to 2006 in Tamale and Accra are used to assess the factors that may be accountable for their small numbers as compared to their male counterparts. In addition, the history and structure of local governance in Ghana is described. Author(s): Mahamadu, Abdul-Razak Source(s): , x,…

Learning from the south : participatory budgeting worldwide – an invitation to global cooperation

Abstract: An overview of participatory budgeting in the world is provided, with special chapters on Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Oceania. Participatory budgeting is unique because it has evolved in countries of the Global South, but has now become an issue all around the world. Author(s): Sintomer, Yves; Wilhelm, Christian; Cochrane, John Source(s): , Dialog…

Local government in Thailand : analysis of the local administrative organization survey

Abstract: In 2006, a survey on the decentralization process in Thailand and the massive changes after the decentralization was carried out. Topics included: (1) the threat of recentralization; (2) the problem of measuring local capability; and (3) the development of local politics. Author(s): Nagai, Fumio; Mektrairat, Nakharin; Funatsu, Tsuruyo Source(s): , Joint research program (JRP)…

Forestry and democratic decentralization in sub-Saharan Africa : a rough draft review

Abstract: How can forestry interventions support the emergence of local democracy? How can local democracy foster sustainable and just forest management and use? This article explores the history of decentralization reforms in Africa and some learning on local management in the forestry sector. Author(s): Ribot, J.C. Source(s): , 35 p. Published: 2008 Center for international…

Local government in Uganda

Abstract: The history of local government in Uganda is presented. Recent constitutional changes are outlined, the various levels of democratic local government and their respective responsibilities are summarized, and the challenges of local governments to raise revenue are highlighted. Author(s): Golooba-Mutebi, Frederick Source(s): , Local government bulletin; Vol. 9, No. 4 p. 25-28, ill Local…

Decentralization : false start or new dawn?

Abstract: Earlier false starts of decentralization are reviewed. It is argued that the balance of costs and benefits to both central and national governments in favour of the current decentralization efforts are presently positive. Author(s): Stren, Richard Source(s): Habitat debate; 8(2002)1, p. 1+3, ill. Habitat debate 8(2002)1 Published: 2002 United nations human settlements programme (UN-Habitat),…