Informal institutions key issue guide

Abstract: This web guide provides information on the role of traditional institutions or informal institutions in the development process by complementing state initiatives or by providing a space for the poor to access the state. Author(s): Ananthpur, Kripa; IDS Source(s): , Published: 2010 University of Sussex. Institute of development studies (IDS). Eldis, Brighton (English ISBN/ISSN:…

De-scaling without democratic substance : water provisioning in peripheral Kano, Nigeria

Abstract: The case of informal water supply near Kano, Nigeria, is used to highlight an expanding form of service provision in African cities and the democratic problems associated with it. Users are increasingly dependent on neo-traditional politics, rather than democratically controlled institutions. Author(s): Andrae, Gunilla Source(s): , Bulletin de l’APAD; 31-32 16 p., ill., tab…

What can rural local governments contribute to private sector development?

Abstract: This paper examines how local governments can support private sector actors within their territory: farmers and enterprises, both formal and informal. The focus is on poverty alleviation in West Africa. Author(s): Hilhorst, Dorothea H.M.; Baltissen, Gerard; Lodenstein, Elsbet Source(s): , KIT working papers series; WPS.G2 ii, 14 p KIT working papers series WPS.G2 Published:…

Introducing invisible local governance : contribution to the parallel session on traditional structure and local governance

Abstract: This study from Nigeria emphasizes that informal indigenous governance systems are as much structures of local indigenous governance as are traditional rulers. Their invisibility actually makes them effective. Formal and informal linkages exist between these informal institutions and formal ones. Author(s): Olowu, Dele Source(s): , 5 p. Published: 2004 World bank], [Washington, DC (English…