Survey results : advanced seminar – decentralisation and local governance : session 1.2

Abstract: A survey on the extent and depth of decentralization was conducted among seminar participants from Eritrea, Burkina, Faso, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Cambodia, Ukraine, Afghanistan, Egypt, Guatemala, Pakistan, Dominican Republic, Morocco, Mozambique, Rwanda, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Zambia, and Lebanon. Author(s): ECDPM Source(s): , [17] p., ill. Published: 2012 European centre for development policy management] (ECDPM),…

Decentralized service delivery in Nairobi and Mombasa : policies, politics and inter-governmental relations

Abstract: Despite decentralization, poor service delivery continues to be problematic in the two largest cities of Kenya. A proliferation of actors with overlapping mandates, opaque development frameworks, and intra- and inter-party politics remain major obstacles to providing critical services. Author(s): Mitullah, Winnie V. Source(s): , Working paper / UNU-WIDER; 2012/92 20 p., ill., graphs, tabs…

Managing informality : local government practices and approaches towards the informal economy : learning examples from five African countries

Abstract: This report presents six case studies from across different African countries – including Kenya, Mali, Rwanda, South Africa and Tanzania – featuring local governments’ utilization of innovative approaches to better manage the informal economy or sector thereof in their localities. Author(s): David, Susanne Source(s): , 97 p., ill., graphs, tabs Published: 2012 South African…

Global uncertainties : security in an Africa of networked, multi-level governance

Abstract: This research programme (2009-2012) of conflict management in Africa is built on the observation that all governance (esp. in Africa) is multi-levelled and networked – from the village to the international organisation, and well beyond what is specified in formal government structures. Author(s): IDS Source(s): , Published: 2012 Institute of development studies (IDS), Brighton…

Pastoralists seasonal land rights in land administration : a study of northern Kenya

Abstract: The alignment of pastoralists’ seasonal land rights with those of non-pastoralists within a legal framework for property rights in land administration is examined, using the case of northern Kenya. Legal provisions will be needed for migration corridors and dry season grazing. Author(s): Lengoiboni, Monica Source(s): , 164 p., ill., graphs, maps, tabs Published: 2011…

Forest management decentralization in Kenya : effects on household farm forestry decisions in Kakamega

Abstract: The effects of forest decentralization through the Kenya Forest Act of 2005, on farm forestry investment was studied among Kakamega forest communities. It was found that participatory forest management reduces investments by the poor, so complementary measures will be necessary. Author(s): Nyangena, Wilfred; Ogada, Maurice Juma; Sikei, Geophrey Source(s): , [32] p., ill., tabs…

Kenya : food security and land governance factsheet

Abstract: This factsheet contains information on the regulatory land governance framework in Kenya, including land tenure forms, the institutional land governance framework, gender, foreign direct investment, land grabbing, national policy, and donor support. Author(s): Heegde, Martijn De; Hilhorst, Dorothea H.M.; Porchet, Nicholas Source(s): , [8] p., ill., tabs Published: 2011 Land governance for equitable and…

Fiscal decentralization in Kenya : a small step or giant leap?

Abstract: Following the post-election violence in 2007, Kenya adopted a new constitution in September 2010, which represents an important step in the process of national reconciliation and an important attempt to make Kenya’s public sector more efficient and more accountable through devolution. Author(s): Boex, Jamie; Kelly, Roy Source(s): , IDG policy brief 6:00 PM IDG…

SODNET : Social development network

Abstract: SODNET’s main aim is to promote and facilitate effective strategic alliances among members and interested groups within Kenya. It uses citizen’s engagement in enforcing accountability for the improvement of service delivery. Author(s): Source(s): , Published: 2011 Social development network (SODNET), Nairobi (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://www.sodnet.org/