National association of local authorities of Ghana

Abstract: The National Association of Local Authorities of Ghana, NALAG, is the umbrella organization of all local government authorities in Ghana, including all district assemblies. It aims to assist in maintaining a high standard of local government administration and local government service delivery. Author(s): Source(s): , Published: 2011 National association of local authorities of Ghana…

Institute for research and debate on governance

Abstract: IRG is a think tank based in Paris, with an office in Bogota. Its mission is to facilitate debate on governance by delivering expertise, setting up training modules, organizing seminars and gathering and disseminating documentation. Author(s): Source(s): , Published: 2011 Institute for research and debate on governance (IRG), Paris (English; French; Spanish ISBN/ISSN: /…

FAGLAF : Forum d’action pour la gouvernance locale en Afrique francophone

Abstract: The Local Government Action Forum for Francophone Africa (FAGLAF) was established to promote research in decentralization and local government issues and to foster capacity building through peer-to-peer learning, training programs, and knowledge dissemination. Author(s): Source(s): , Published: 2011 Forum d’action pour la gouvernance locale en Afrique francophone (FAGLAF), Dakar (French ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://www.faglaf.info/

The uneven reach of decentralization : a case study among indigenous peoples in the Bolivian Amazon

Abstract: A study among Tsimane adults in lowland Bolivia shows that nine years after the passage of the decentralization laws, knowledge about those reforms had only partially reached them. Political authorities should address the structural limitations of the dissemination of political knowledge. Author(s): Reyes-García, Victoria Source(s): , International political science review; vol. 31, no. 2…

GGLN : Good governance learning network : promoting participatory and effective democratic local governance

Abstract: The GGLN is a network of South African non-governmental organisations (NGOs) that aims to promote participatory, effective, accountable and pro-poor local governance. Objectives include the documentation and dissemination of good practices, capacity building, and advocacy. Author(s): Source(s): , Published: 2010 Good governance learning network (GGLN), Cape Town (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://www.ggln.org.za/

Social accountability in Africa : practitioners’ experiences and lessons

Abstract: This publication is a knowledge resource to support policy-makers, public policy practitioners, law-makers, public institutions, – managers, the scientific community, civil society, donors, development agencies and all those concerned with the ‘governance-accountability’ nexus in Africa. Author(s): Claasen, Mario; Alpín-Lardiés, Carmen Source(s): , viii, 224 p., ill., graphs, tabs Published: 2010 Institute for democracy in…

Topic guide on communications and governance

Abstract: This guide offers literature on the role of communications in governance. It highlights practical guidance, lessons learned and case studies on the development of independent media, increasing access to information and the use of communication tools in governance processes in different contexts. Author(s): Mcloughlin, Claire; Scott, Zoë Source(s): , 42 p. Published: 2010 University…

Local governance and decentralization

Abstract: This section of the Governance Assessment Portal (GAP) of the UNDP provides resources on local governance assessment. Local governance indicators may inform local policy and strengthen local accountability. Author(s): UNDP Source(s): , Published: 2010 United nations development programme (UNDP), New York, NY [etc.] (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://www.gaportal.org/areas-of-governance/local-governance-and-decentralization