Participatory development reconsidered

Abstract: Evidence shows that civil participation in decentralization works only marginally, with pro-poor results in poorer, more unequal and remote communities generally lacking. This article identifies some conditions for successful localized pro-poor programme design. Author(s): Mansuri, Ghazala; Rao, Vijayendra Source(s): , Development outreach; special report p. 64-69, ill Development outreach special report Published: 2011 World…

FIG special

Abstract: This special geomatics issue presents an interview with Hernando de Soto, who believes land registration is the starting point for poverty alleviation, and discusses what societal and technological dynamics may affect the international practice of land administration over the coming 20 years. Author(s): Lemmens, Mathias Source(s): , GIM international : the global magazine for…

Participatory governance and the Millennium development goals (MDGs)

Abstract: The role of participation is discussed in 5 chapters: participatory governance: an overview; democracy, social inclusion, and development; innovations in participatory local governance; pitfalls of participatory development; strengthening the principle of participation in practice. Author(s): Blair, Harry Source(s): , Economic & social affairs ix, 200 p., ill., graphs, tabs Economic & social affairs Published:…

Land governance: building trust : a training programme on transparency in land administration : substantive training report

Abstract: During 2007-2008, a three-day curriculum on transparency in land administration was developed and delivered in four regions in Sub- Saharan Africa: Ghana, Namibia, Tanzania, and Senegal. Subjects included participation, innovation, ethics, and dispute resolution. Author(s): UN-Habitat; UNU; Universiteit Twente Source(s): , 57 p., ill., tabs Published: 2008 University of Twente. International institute for geo-information…