Decentralization and sub-national governance : a section of the Latin American studies association

Abstract: The Decentralization and Sub-national Governance section of the Latin American Studies Association promotes scholarship, collaboration, and conversation on topics relating to politics at the subnational levels and between levels of government in Latin America. Author(s): University Of Pittsburgh Source(s): , Published: 2013 University of Pittsburgh. Latin American studies association (LASA), Pittsburgh, PA (English ISBN/ISSN:…

Devolution of forest rights and sustainable forest management : learning from two decades of implementation

Abstract: The factors driving or hindering forest policy reform in 16 developing countries are identified. Two factors explain the lack of progress in devolving rights: (1) conflicts of forest reform laws; and (2) the failure of agencies to realign their missions in support of rights devolution. Author(s): Lawry, Steven; McLain, Rebecca Source(s): , 29 p.,…

Respecting rights, delivering development : forest tenure reform since Rio 1992

Abstract: Research shows that where the rights of Indigenous Peoples and communities are recognized, their territories and community-managed forests outperform public protected areas in preventing deforestation and ensuring conservation. Most of the progress occurred in Latin America. Author(s): Source(s): , 15 p., ill., graphs, map Published: 2012 Rights and resources initiative (RRI), Washington, DC (English…

How close is your government to its people? : worldwide indicators on localization and decentralization

Abstract: This paper uses data from a variety of sources to rank countries on political, fiscal and administrative dimensions of decentralization and localization. Aggregated overall ranking provides a measure of the closeness of government to the people. Author(s): Ivanyna, Maksym; Shah, Anwar Source(s): , Policy research working paper; WPS 6138 39 p., ill., graphs, maps,…

FLACMA : Federación Latinoamericana de ciudades, municipios y asociaciones de gobiernos locales

Abstract: Founded in 2004, the Latin American Federation of Cities, Municipalities and Associations of Local Governments (FLACMA) has over 16,100 members in local governments, being the largest and most representative organisation in Latin America and Caribbean. Author(s): Source(s): , Published: 2012 Federación Latinoamericana de ciudades, municipios y asociaciones de gobiernos locales (FLACMA), Quito (Spanish ISBN/ISSN:…

BibliotecaMunicipal.org

Abstract: The Biblioteca virtual Municipal is the repository of the Latin American Federation of Cities, Municipalities and Associations of Local Governments (FLACMA), which contains over 7000 documents in various languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Russian, and Portuguese. Author(s): Source(s): , Published: 2012 Federación Latinoamericana de ciudades, municipios y asociaciones de gobiernos locales (FLACMA), Quito…