Essays on fiscal decentralization, institutions and ethnic conflict

Abstract: This dissertation investigates the question whether fiscal decentralization helps accommodating ethnic violence. It also analyses the role of (colonial) institutions (e.g. property rights, rule of law) by considering them as deep-rooted factors of peace or violence. Author(s): Tranchant, Jean-Pierre Source(s): , xvi, 184 p., ill., tabs Published: 2011 HAL-Inria, [S.l. (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link:…

Decentralization against parties? : the effects of decentralization on political parties in Bolivia, Colombia and Peru

Abstract: The alleged negative effect of decentralization reforms on national political parties was studied in Bolivia, Colombia and Peru. The effect was found to go both ways. Deeper causes, and not just institutions, are most relevant to the emergence or decline of political parties. Authors: Dargent, Eduardo (University of Texas at Austin) & Vegara, Alberto…

CIPEC : Center for the study of institutions, population and environmental change

Abstract: CIPEC studies processes of change in forest environments as mediated by institutional arrangements, demographic factors, and other major human driving forces. CIPEC activities include interdisciplinary training and research. Its focus is on the Western Hemisphere. Author(s): Indiana University Source(s): , Published: 2011 Indiana university, Bloomington, IN [etc.] (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://www.indiana.edu/~cipec/

The application of public asset management in Indonesian local government : a case study in south Sulawesi province

Abstract: The problems faced by local government in applying a public asset management framework were examined, using a case from South Sulawesi, Indonesia. They include the absence of an institutional and legal framework, the non-profit principle of public assets, and the non-availability of data. Author(s): Hanis, Muhammad Hasbi; Trigunarsyah, Bambang; Susilawati, Connie Source(s): , Journal…

Bringing women into local governance : a review of enabling mechanisms in South Africa

Abstract: This article assesses South Africa’s progress in establishing a constitutional and legislative framework for engaging women in participatory democracy. Recommendations are made to ensure that more poor women are engaged in local decision-making. Author(s): Hicks, Janine Source(s): , Community development journal; Vol. 46, No. 3 p. 351-364 Community development journal Vol. 46, No. 3…

Challenges and opportunities for collaborative landscape governance in the east Usambara mountains, Tanzania

Abstract: The workings of the governance of natural resources at local and district levels was studied in the East Usambara Mountains, Tanzania, in order to strengthen collaboration between the actors and institutions at these levels. Author(s): Rantala, Salla Source(s): , Working paper / ICRAF; 127Working paper / CIFOR; 61 iv, 75 p., ill., graphs, maps,…

CAPRi : CGIAR systemwide program on collective action and property rights

Abstract: The CAPRi programme fosters research and promote collaboration on institutional aspects of natural resource management between CGIAR research centers, national agricultural research institutions, and other sources. Author(s): CGIAR Source(s): , Published: 2011 Consultative group on international agricultural research (CGIAR), Washington, DC (English; Spanish; French ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://www.capri.cgiar.org/

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:…

Bucking the Kuznets curve : designing effective environmental regulation in developing countries

Abstract: The quality and type of environmental regulation plays an important role in determining regulatory effectiveness. The authors also discuss the pros and cons of decentralized governance. Much depends on the capacity of the different levels of governance. Author(s): Faure, Michael; Goodwin, Morag; Weber, Franziska Source(s): , Virginia journal of international law (VJIL); Vol. 51,…

Papua New Guinea sub-national strategy : mid term review : final report

Abstract: The Sub-National Strategy (SNS) is a program of the Australian Government that supports the Government of Papua New Guinea (GoPNG) to improve service delivery by strengthening institutions of local governance. Author(s): Land, Tony; Dobunaba, Felecia; Fargher, John Source(s): , xi, 49, 43 p., ill., graphs, tabs Published: 2010 Australian agency for international development (AusAID)],…