Local government legislation in the Commonwealth Pacific

Abstract: [Partial preview] Legislation across a range of Pacific countries is examined. Principles for effective legislation include: democracy & representation; empowerment; probity; oversight & support; capacity & sustainability; efficiency, effectiveness & equity; and, inter-government co-operation. Author(s): Sansom, Graham Source(s): , Commonwealth secretariat local government reform series; 4 100 p, ill Commonwealth secretariat local government reform…

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.,…

The present status of decentralization of governance in Haryana : a study of Kaithal district

Abstract: A study of the present status of decentralization of governance in Haryana, India, indicates that the awareness about the powers and functions of the third tier of governance and provisions of the Constitutional Amendment Act is quite low among all the respondents especially among the beneficiary. Author(s): Kumar, Satish Source(s): , International journal of…

Planning in all its (dis)guises : spheres of government, functional areas and authority

Abstract: The constitutional framework of the powers and functions of local government in South Africa leaves room for uncertainty and confusion, caused by provisions that permit the support, monitoring, supervision and intervention by national and provincial government over provinces and local governments. Author(s): Van Wyk, Jeannie Van Source(s): , [Potchefstroom electronic law journal] (PER); Vol.…

The state of Ghana’s local government system : the case of assembly members

Abstract: This paper discusses some of the weaknesses of Ghana’s local government system, in particular the issues affecting the local development operations of Assembly Members. Their many challenges require national civic education and constitutional amendments to address. Author(s): Adusei-Asante, Kwadwo Source(s): , Inkanyiso : journal of humanities and social sciences; Vol. 4, No. 2 p.…

Decentralisation in Turkey

Abstract: The decentralisation reforms that have been undertaken by the government of Turkey since 2004 are examined. A number of laws give increased autonomy and resources to regional and local authorities and reorganize the division of tasks between these authorities and the central government. Author(s): Bayraktar, Ulas; Massicard, Élise Source(s): , Focales; 7 100 p.,…