United Cities and Local Governments

United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), present in 140 of the 191 UN member states in seven world regions, works promote participatory local governance by representing the interests of local governments around the world, regardless of the size of the communities they serve. The organization, as stated in its mission, represents “the united voice and…

The Hague academy for local governance : training programme 2013

Abstract: The Hague Academy for Local Governance offers open enrolment courses, tailor-made training programmes, study visits and masterclasses on participation, accountability, fiscal issues, local economic development, peacebuilding, (female) leadership, climate change, and water governance. Author(s): Klokke, Rebke; Hague Academy For Local Governance Source(s): , 32 p., ill. Published: 2013 The Hague academy for local governance,…

The political economy of decentralization in sub-Saharan Africa : a new implementation model in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Kenya, and Senegal

Abstract: This study examines the overall design of local government financing systems in sub-Saharan Africa. An analytical guide to decentralization is proposed, its purpose being to produce a comparative table for cross-country analysis. The approach is clearly contextualized to each country. Author(s): Dafflon, Bernard; Madiès, Thierry Source(s): , Africa development forum series xxvii, 310 p.,…

The land governance assessment framework : identifying and monitoring good practice in the land sector

Abstract: The framework (LGAF) provides guidance to diagnose and benchmark land governance. If land institutions function properly, land taxation provides a simple yet efficient tool to increase effective decentralization and to foster local government accountability. Author(s): Deininger, Klaus W.; Selod, Harris; Burns, Anthony F. Source(s): , Agriculture and rural development xvi, 147 p., ill., tabs…

Exploring the measurement and effectiveness of the local public sector : toward a classification of local public sector finances and a comparison of devolved and deconcentrated finances

Abstract: This paper discusses how we can arrive at a consistent classification of (local) public expenditures and revenues that allows us to identify what share of public expenditures is spent within the local public sector, especially in direct support of the delivery of public services. Author(s): Boex, Jamie Source(s): , IDG working paper; 2011-05 20…

Equalising sub-national governments’ spending needs in a developing country : the case of Tanzania

Abstract: Many countries use fiscal equalization to alleviate fiscal disparities created by decentralization. Application of a new method to estimate spending needs of local governments in developing countries shows that many Tanzanian districts are underfunded for health services. Author(s): RU Groningen Source(s): , 30 p., ill., graphs, tabs Published: 2011 Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (RuG), [Groningen (English…

The Hague academy for local governance : programme 2012

Abstract: The Hague Academy for Local Governance offers open enrolment courses, tailor-made training programmes, study visits and masterclasses on participation, accountability, fiscal issues, local economic development, peacebuilding, (female) leadership, climate change, and water management. Author(s): Klokke, Rebke Source(s): , 35 p., ill. Published: 2011 Hague academy for local governance, The Hague (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link:…

Performance-based grant systems : concept and international experience

Abstract: This publication is aimed at providing a detailed overview of, and evidence-based insights into, the design and implementation of Performance-Based Grant Systems (PBGSs) for local governments in developing, low- and middle-income countries. Author(s): Steffensen, Jesper Source(s): , xiv, 169 p., ill., graphs, tabs Published: 2010 Capacity4dev.eu], [Brussels (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://capacity4dev.ec.europa.eu/sites/default/files/file/27/07/2011_-_1557/1-boschmann_study_idwg.pdf

Decentralization policies in Asian development

Abstract: This book explores fiscal decentralization in Asia, which aims to bring budgetary decisions closer to voters. Subjects include: the major decentralization reforms in Indonesia, the significant reforms in the Philippines and Vietnam, and the special cases of India and China. Author(s): Ichimura, Shinichi; Bahl, Roy Source(s): , xxv, 414 p., ill., graphs, tabs, 24…