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/

Do better monitoring institutions increase leadership quality in community organizations? : evidence from Uganda

Abstract: A sample of Ugandan farmer associations was used to validate a model of leadership effectiveness. Indeed, the quality of democratically chosen leaders in community organizations was affected by the groups´ monitoring institutions. The framework may be applied to other local governance situations. Author(s): Grossman, Guy; Hanlon, W. Walker Source(s): , 39 p., ill., graphs,…

Models of governance for rural water supply : the case of Namibia

Abstract: This paper studies approaches which have been adopted for the governance of water supply to rural communities in Namibia and explores the linkages with global factors contributing to the shaping of national and local governance models. The focus is on historical and institutional aspects. Author(s): Hjálmarsdóttir, Erla Hlín Source(s): , p. 25-35 Published: 2011…

Decentralisation : learning lessons from the developing world

Abstract: The obstacles to decentralization and conditions for success are discussed in a video and a presentation of Mr. Vaillancourt (Univ. of Montreal). He concludes that the EU would do wise to use a checklist to assess the likelihood of successful decentralization when deciding on funding priorities. Author(s): Vaillancourt, Francois Source(s): , 5:22 min. Published:…

A re-examination of the relation between democracy and international trade : the case of Africa

Abstract: This study tests two theories as to why democracies might trade more, using a bilateral gravity trade model covering approximately 150 countries from 1950 to 1999. It is shown that quality of governance variables have broad economic and statistical significance. Author(s): Balding, Christopher Source(s): , Working papers / UNU-WIDER; 2011/59 22 p., ill., graphs,…