Development opportunities

Abstract: A database with information on the local government situation, government policy, and donor policies in each ACP country. It also provides links to local government associations in the country, national local government partners, and regional local government representation. Author(s): EU Source(s): , Published: 2011 European commission (EU). ARIAL programme, Brussels (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link:…

CLGF good practice scheme

Abstract: The Commonwealth Local Government Forum (CLGF) Good Practice Scheme seeks to improve the delivery of local authority services through the spread of good practice. The Scheme matches UK councils with an overseas partner. Author(s): CLGF Source(s): , Published: 2011 Commonwealth local government forum (CLGF), [London etc.] (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://www.gps.clgf.org.uk/index.cfm

Forest governance learning group

Abstract: The FGLG aims to improve governance of forest resources internationally and in 11 countries through: (1) forest rights and small forest enterprises; (2) legitimate forest products; (3) pro-poor climate mitigation forestry; and (4) trans-national learning for improved social justice in forestry. Author(s): IIED Source(s): , Published: 2011 International institute for environment and development (IIED),…

Pan African council of LGs

Abstract: The Pan African Council of local governments is the principal policy making body of the UCLGA (United Cities and Local Governments of Africa). It is charged to translate the policy decided by the General Assembly into strategies and implementation programs. Author(s): Source(s): , Published: 2011 United cities and local governments of Africa (UCLGA), [Pretoria]…

IFES : International foundation for electoral systems

Abstract: The International Foundation For Electoral Systems (IFES) is the global leader in election assistance and democracy promotion. It promotes good governance requiring that citizens work collaboratively with officials in the pursuit of common social, political, economic and cultural goals. Author(s): IFES Source(s): , Published: 2011 International foundation for electoral systems (IFES), Washington, DC (English…

6th Annual meeting of the development partners working group on local governance and decentralisation : LGD and the road to Busan : Brussels, May 18-20, 2011 : closing statement

Abstract: In the closing statement of the 6th Annual Meeting of the Development Partners Working Group on Local Governance and Decentralisation the importance of DLG issues in the aid-effectiveness discourse was reiterated. Author(s): GIZ Source(s): , 3 p. Published: 2011 Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)], [Bonn (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://www.dpwg-lgd.org/cms/upload/pdf/Brussels_2011_Closing_Statement.pdf

Local government and human rights : building institutional links for the effective protection and realisation of human rights in Africa

Abstract: There is increasing recognition of the role of local government in the protection and realization of human rights obligations. The article makes a case for institutional collaboration between international local government institutions improve the protection of human rights. Author(s): Bosire, Conrad Mugoya Source(s): , African human rights law journal; Vol. 11, No. 1] p.…

When ‘civics’ go ‘governance’ : on the role and relevance of civic organisations in the policy arena in sub-Saharan Africa

Abstract: Brouwers questions the effectiveness of the lobby and advocacy work of civil society in Africa when it comes to advancing democracy and triggering development for the poor. It is time to revisit the theory of change of external engagement with civic actors in the global South. Author(s): Brouwers, Ria Source(s): , The power of…

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/