Improving the implementation of health workforce policies through governance : a review of case studies

Abstract: A study of 4 governance dimensions (including performance, which has an important decentralization component) on human resources for health (HRH) in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). Governance to improve HRH must be viewed as inseparable from the wider health system and state governance. Author(s): Dieleman, Maria Areke; Shaw, Daniel M.P.; Zwanikken, Prisca Source(s): ,…

‘Tips and tricks’ of participatory land-use planning in Lao PDR : towards a land zoning negotiation support platform

Abstract: As alternative to complex ‘high-tech’ LUP models that local stakeholders are not able to use and replicate, a communication platform supporting negotiations among multiple stakeholders groups has been tested in a village cluster of Luang Prabang Province in northern Laos. Author(s): Bourgoin, Jeremy Source(s): , 18 p., ill., maps, tabs Published: 2011 Colorado state…

Titling against grabbing? : critiques and conundrums around land formalisation in southeast Asia : paper

Abstract: This paper draws on land titling experience in several South-East Asian countries to illustrate some of the problems and the ways in which land titling is understood by different actors vis-a-vis issues of security of tenure. Author(s): Hirsch, Philip Source(s): , 17 p. Published: 2011 Erasmus university Rotterdam (EUR). International institute of social studies…

Promoting local governance & decentralisation in Asia : highlights from UNCDF experience

Abstract: The activities of UNCDF in the field of local governance and decentralization in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Laos, Nepal, Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste, Vietnam, Yemen are highlighted. Author(s): UNDP Source(s): , [26] p., ill., graphs, maps, tabs Published: 2007 United nations development programme (UNDP)], New York, NY (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://www.undp.org.bd/library/presentation/2007-02-08%20-%20UNDP%20Dhaka%20pres_Local%20Gov.pps#256,1,PROMOTING LOCAL GOVERNANCE & DECENTRALISATION…

Environment, livelihoods and local institutions : decentralization in mainland Southeast Asia

Abstract: This report provides an overview of the decentralization of natural resources decision-making and management in mainland Southeast Asia during the past 20 years. Based on seven case studies, the report analyzes the implications of these reforms for upland ecosystems and livelihoods. Author(s): Dupar, Mairi; Badenoch, Nathan; Dang Thanh, Ha Source(s): , v, 77 p.,…