Significance and required structure of the local governments

Abstract: The significance of the Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution of Pakistan to local government is examined and the legal changes for local government since independence are described. Effective provincial oversight as well as strengthened linkages between local governments should be encouraged. Author(s): Hamid, Shahid Source(s): , [9] p. Published: 2013 Islamabad policy research institute…

Devolution of financial resources to the local governments

Abstract: The prospects of devolution of financial resources at the local level and the problems that are likely to be encountered in the process are examined. Other aspects are the new National Finance Commission, the Charter of Democracy, and developments related to them. Author(s): Nasir, Zafar Mueen Source(s): , [10] p. Published: 2013 Islamabad policy…

Bringing land rights to grassroots women : creating awareness on socio-legal rights in west Midnapore district of West Bengal, India

Abstract: This video and case study present a project in West Bengal, India, aimed at developing strong socio-legal awareness on land-rights and a sense of gender justice among 300 women from tribal and under-developed rural families. Author(s): Roy, Saswati Source(s): , Universitas forum : journal on human development and international cooperation; Vol. 3, No. 1…

Lessons of Asia’s decentralisation for Indonesia’s second decade of decentralisation

Abstract: This brief examines Asian decentralization form many angles: from historical accident to deliberate constitutional constructs, from mechanisms for managing diversity to ways of reducing poverty, and from giving voice to local communities to instruments for separatism and ethnic tension. Author(s): Source(s): , Decentralisation brief / Provincial governance strengthening programme; 1 15 p., ill., graph,…

Monitoring tenure security within the continuum of land rights : methods and practices : paper

Abstract: The article presents a methodology for operationalizing the concept of a continuum of tenure security. Three levels are distinguished: individual or household, community or settlement, and legal and policy. It shows there is more than one route to achieving tenure security. Author(s): Sietchiping, Remy Source(s): , 19 p., ill. Published: 2012 [United nations human…

Rural land management in the Senegal River valley

Abstract: This paper reviews the existing legal framework and land tenure systems in the Senegal valley, analyses access to land, lists the local land management practices and shows certain departures from good land management practice. It also makes recommendations for remedying the departures observed. Author(s): Lestang, Jean Philippe Source(s): , 21 p., ill., maps, tabs…

Van Vollenhoven institute [for law, governance, and development]

Abstract: Through research and teaching, the Van Vollenhoven Institute seeks to contribute to a better understanding of the formation and functioning of legal systems in developing countries and their effectiveness in contributing to good governance and development. Author(s): Van Vollenhoven Institute For Law And Administration In Non-Western Countries Source(s): , Published: 2012 Universiteit Leiden, Van…

Increasing tenure security in northern Uganda : how to use external support for strengthening bottom up approaches

Abstract: This paper presents innovative land rights documentation in northern Uganda, where customary tenure systems prevail. These include documenting transactions, demarcation of field boundaries and using Certificates of Customary Ownership, Alternative Dispute Resolution mechanisms and legal literacy. Author(s): Zevenbergen, Jaap; Hilhorst, Dorothea H.M.; Nsamba-Gayiiya, Eddie Source(s): , 21 p. Published: 2012 World bank, Washington, DC…

Upholding customary land rights through formalization : evidence from Tanzania’s program of land reform

Abstract: The challenges of bringing informal, customary land arrangements into a universal formalized land administration are examined. One of the questions is whether certificates of customary rights of occupancy (CCROs) in Tanzania improve the perceived or real security of tenure for rural peoples? Author(s): Fairley, Elizabeth Source(s): , 27 p., ill., maps, tabs Published: 2012…