Local governance and public goods in Malawi

Abstract: The under-provision of basic public goods is a key factor in the persistence of widespread poverty, while public goods’ provision is strongly related to patterns of local governance. This paper explores which local governance institutions are associated with better or worse provision? Author(s): Cammack, Diana; Kanyongolo, Edge Source(s): , APPP working paper; 11 50…

Reforming the Malawian public sector : retrospectives and prospectives

Abstract: This book examines decentralization, performance contracting, and public–private partnerships as key aspects of failed donor-induced public sector reforms in Malawi, using the case of the 2005/6 fertilizer subsidy programme. Author(s): Tambulasi, Richard I.C. Source(s): , CODESRIA book series vi, 110 p., ill., 24 cm CODESRIA book series Published: 2010 Council for the development of…

Introduction to the Mwananchi programme : strengthening citizen engagement

Abstract: The Programme Director explains how the project will bring together media, civil society organisations (CSOs) and elected representatives to create ‘coalitions of change’ and strengthen citizen engagement in seven African countries. Author(s): Tembo, Fletcher Source(s): , 2.55 min., ill. Published: 2010 Overseas development institute (ODI)]. Mwananchi programme, [London etc. (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvEHuof1ClA

Mwananchi : strengthening citizen engagement

Abstract: The Mwananchi Programme promotes local governance issues to strengthen citizens’ voices and improve governance and accountability in Africa. The programme works in Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Sierra Leone, Southern Sudan, Uganda and Zambia. Author(s): Source(s): , Published: 2010 Overseas development institute (ODI)]. Mwananchi programme, [London etc. (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://www.mwananchi-africa.org/

The political economy of Ministry of agriculture at the district level : the case of Rumphi district

Abstract: This paper reviews what the Malawian Ministry of Agriculture actually does on the ground at district level, analyses the perception of other stakeholders, and assesses the main drivers of, or constraints to performance including stakeholder participation in planning, implementation and monitoring. Author(s): Chinsinga, Blessings Source(s): , Research paper / Future agricultures; 015 iii, 35…

Center for state & local government excellence

Abstract: The Center for State and Local Government Excellence is a non-partisan, non-profit organization in Washington DC, USA, which helps state and local governments become knowledgeable and competitive employers so they can attract talented, committed, and well-prepared individuals to public service. Author(s): Source(s): , iv, 31 p., ill., tabs Published: 2008 Center for state &…

Lessons learned from Norway’s support for decentralisation and local government reform in developing countries

Abstract: The Norwegian participation in a number of local development and local governance programmes and projects over the past 20 years is analysed. Part 1 of the report summarises experiences across all the selected programmes and presents a synthesised overview of lessons learned. Author(s): Aasen, Berit Source(s): , Norad report : discussion; 22a 66 p…

Institutional choice and recognition in the formation and consolidation of local democracy

Abstract: Case studies from around the world are used to explore the effects of institutional choices and recognition by governments, development agencies and large NGOs on three dimensions of democracy: 1) representation, 2) citizenship, and 3) the public domain. Author(s): Ribot, Jesse C.; Chhatre, Ashwini; Lankina, Tomila V. Source(s): , Representation, equity and environment working…