Engendering Local Governance

Tools for Engendering Local Governance (TELG) were produced as part of the continuing efforts of the Caucus for Women’s Leadership (formerly the Kenya Women’s Political Caucus) to build local capacities in matters pertaining to good governance and gender mainstreaming. The tools are intended for use by the leaders of gender groups in conducting a series…

Local First

“Local First is a development approach that looks first for the capacity within countries before bringing in external expertise and resources, recognizes that much of this capacity is found outside central government, and understands that local people need to lead their own development. “It’s hard to imagine a simpler or more commonsense idea.” —Carolyn Hayman,…

Local government reform Africa : through high impact leadership & management

Abstract: Leading-edge case studies and expert advice for local governments on how to improve organizational culture, systems and performance are dealt with at the 2013 Local Government Reform in Africa Conference. Subjects include: finance, ethics, inclusive development, participation, and leadership. Author(s): Source(s): , [6] p., ill. Published: 2013 Bloomzone skills solutions (BSS) Africa, [Johannesburg] (English…

FLOW : Funding leadership and opportunities for women

Abstract: Funding Leadership and Opportunities for Women (FLOW) is a fund that has been set up by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands. It finances 34 projects focusing on security, economic self-reliance and political participation in more than 100 countries. Author(s): Netherlands Source(s): , Published: 2012 Ministry of foreign affairs of the Netherlands,…

Land registration usage theory : a case study in Ghana

Abstract: The paper presents a 3-stage theory to examine why and how people register or choose not to register their land, using a case from the outskirts of Accra. The situation mirrored the one elsewhere in Ghana and sub-Saharan Africa. Land sales have benefited few and leaders have manipulated the rules. Author(s): Barry, Michael; Roux,…

Accountability of local and state governments in India : an overview of recent research

Abstract: Distortions in Indian local government accountability are examined, including: (1) limited voter participation and awareness; (2) ideology, honesty and competence of political parties and electoral candidates; (3) capture by elites; and (4) clientelism and vote-buying. Reform lessons are drawn. Author(s): Mookherjee, Dilip Source(s): , 49 p. Published: 2012 Boston university. People.by.edu], [Boston (English ISBN/ISSN:…

A village-up view of Sierra Leone’s civil war and reconstruction : multilayered and networked governance

Abstract: This report offers a ‘bottom-up’ review of the reconstruction of the state following a devastating civil war, using the case of Sierra Leone. In Africa, the individual state-citizen relationship is also mediated through pre-colonial rural governance systems that continue to play a crucial role. Author(s): Vincent, James B.M. Source(s): , IDS research report; 75…