Yes Africa can : success stories from a dynamic continent

Abstract: This book with success stories from Africa contains two chapters on different aspects of local governance from Sierra Leone (post-conflict recontruction) and Rwanda (health financing). Author(s): Chuhan-Pole, Punam; Angwafo, Manka Source(s): , xiii, 477 p., ill., graphs, maps, tabs Published: 2011 World bank, Washington, DC (English ISBN/ISSN: 978-0-8213-8746-7/ Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1596/978-0-8213-8745-0

Local governance and ICTs in Africa : case studies and guidelines for implementation and evaluation

Abstract: The status of e-governance in Africa is reviewed, using case studies from nine countries, and the effects of ICTs on local governance are assessed. A roadmap for policymakers, decision-makers, and practitioners to implement and evaluate their own e-local governments is included. Author(s): Waema, Timothy Mwololo; Adera, Edith Ofwona Source(s): , xxiv, 357 p., ill.,…

Modeling customary land tenure within the national land administration using the social tenure domain model (case study Ulayat land in Minangkabau community, West Sumatra, Indonesia)

Abstract: The case of Minangkabau customary law was used to develop an assimilation approach that could accommodate the various systems of customary tenure of Indonesia within the National Land Administration System (NLAS). The Social Tenure Domain Model has been used as a standard to develop this model. Author(s): Guspriadi, Teddi Source(s): , vii, 72 p.,…

Success and failure of local e-government projects : lessons learned from Egypt

Abstract: The information systems success model was used to examine local e-government in Egypt. The model uses six success variables: information quality, system quality, service quality, use, user satisfaction, and perceived net benefit. Author(s): Abdelsalam, Hisham; Reddick, Christopher G.; ElKadi, Hatem Source(s): , 21 p., ill., map, tabs Published: 2011 Cairo university. Faculty of computers…

Module 14: ICT for land administration and management

Abstract: The three core ICT technologies for land – the Internet, global navigation satellite systems (GNSS), and geographic information systems (GIS) -are converging and creating huge opportunities for land management, land reform, and land markets, and land use. Author(s): McLaren, Robin A.; Stanley, Victoria Source(s): , [30] p., ill., maps, tabs Published: 2011 World bank.…

Module 13: Strengthening rural governance, institutions, and citizen participation using ICT

Abstract: ICT for governance, in the form of e-governance, e-services, and e-democracy, is a vital component of rural development. How governments, civil society groups, and NGOs offer their services in rural areas determines the extent to which improvements in agriculture reduce poverty. Author(s): Belden, Cory; Birner, Regina Source(s): , [30] p., ill., tabs Published: 2011…

Module 15: Using ICT to improve forest governance

Abstract: This module of the ICT in Agriculture sourcebook uses the World Bank Framework for Forest Governance to assess the potential of ICT applications to address different aspects of forest governance. Topics include transparency, accountability, public participation and forest administration. Author(s): Castrén, Tuukka; Pillai, Madhavi Source(s): , [30] p., ill., tabs Published: 2011 World bank.…

Land inventory in Botswana : processes and lessons

Abstract: The Botswana Tribal Land Information and Management Systems uses takes into account land policy, land tenure (including tenancy), land use planning, gender issues, valuation, governance and land taxation, and pro-poor decentralized land administration involving local land boards. Author(s): Sietchiping, Remy; Augustinus, Clarissa; Passano, Guglielma Da; Wagner, Robert; Uhlig, Britta; Rollnick, Roman Source(s): , 62…

Integrated financial MIS for local government public expenditure management : a case study of Khajane in Karnataka

Abstract: A study of the implementation of an integrated financial management information system in Karnataka, India, shows that he problems with the old manual system of public expenditure management have been addresses, but local governments have little freedom left to manage public expenditure themselves. Author(s): Sandeep, M.S. Source(s): , Working paper / eSocialSciences, IRIS knowledge…

The social tenure domain model : a pro-poor land tool

Abstract: The Social Tenure Domain Model (STDM) was developed to suit customary and informal tenure, which conventional land administration systems cannot handle. A first prototype can be used to support the land administration of the poor in urban and rural areas. It can be linked to the cadastral system. Author(s): Lemmen, Christiaan Source(s): , FIG…