Increasing public participation through awareness raising activities : a case study in Trao reef marine reserve, Vietnam

Abstract: This paper focuses on stakeholder participation in the community-based management of Trao Reef, Vietnam. The high level of environmental awareness of the local community contributed to the success of the project, harmonizing the socio-economic benefits of the local community and nature conservation. Author(s): Hang Thi Minh Tran; Loke Ming Chou; Hue Thu Nguyen Source(s):…

Managing informality : local government practices and approaches towards the informal economy : learning examples from five African countries

Abstract: This report presents six case studies from across different African countries – including Kenya, Mali, Rwanda, South Africa and Tanzania – featuring local governments’ utilization of innovative approaches to better manage the informal economy or sector thereof in their localities. Author(s): David, Susanne Source(s): , 97 p., ill., graphs, tabs Published: 2012 South African…

From poverty to power? : women’s participation in intermediary organisations in site C, Khayelitsha

Abstract: This article examines how South-African women organize themselves in community structures to claim socio-economic rights through participation. Intermediary institutions mediate the participatory spaces for engagement created by local government. Author(s): Thompson, Lisa; Conradie, Ina Source(s): , Africanus; vol. 41, no. 1 p. 43-56, ill., tab Africanus vol. 41, no. 1 Published: 2011 Unisa, [Pretoria]…

Decentralization for poverty reduction : exploring the linkages and the impacts : (a review)

Abstract: A conceptual framework was developed to assess how different forms of decentralization might relate to and significantly affect different dimensions of poverty. The decentralization approach is particular in the sense that it can work on three dimensions: poverty, income, and capabilities. Author(s): Khan, Sajjad Ali Source(s): , 27 p., ill. Published: 2011 City university…

Participatory forest management in Ethiopia, practices and experiences

Abstract: A survey of Participatory Forest Management (PFM) actors in Ethiopia revealed that success depends on factors such as collaboration, involvement, continuous follow-up and support, strengthening already present traditional systems, and linking income generation to forest management. Author(s): Winberg, Ellen Source(s): , 41 p., ill., graphs, maps, tabs Published: 2010 Food and agriculture organization of…

Decentralization, local government elections and voter turnout in Pakistan

Abstract: This paper analyses the impact of electoral mechanisms, the credibility of elections, and voters’ socio-economic characteristics on voter turnout, using survey data from the 2005 local government elections in Pakistan. Author(s): Akramov, Kamiljon T. Source(s): , IFPRI discussion paper; 754 vi, 32 p., ill., graphs, tabs IFPRI discussion paper 754 Published: 2008 International food…

How important is the capacity of local governments for improvements in welfare? : evidence from decentralised Uganda

Abstract: It is hypothesized that the capacity of local governments to implement decentralization is decisive for its success in terms of welfare improvements and poverty alleviation. School enrolment and household consumption were found to be higher for Ugandan districts with higher capacity. Author(s): Steiner, Susan Source(s): , BWPI working paper; 43 35 p., ill., tabs…