Environmental functions provided by Malaysian local government : user’s perception

Abstract: The factors affecting the user’s perception of environmental services provided by the local government in Kedah, Malaysia, were identified. In the future, government rules and regulations should be more transparent and the participation of all parties should be encouraged. Author(s): Zakaria, Zaherawati Source(s): , Journal of social sciences; vol. 6, no. 2 p. 296-302,…

Tenure in REDD : start-point or afterthought?

Abstract: This report aims to promote debate on the REDD mechanisms, drawing on experience from rainforest countries. It explores tenure issues and identifies key challenges to be addressed if REDD is to have equitable and sustainable impact. Author(s): Cotula, Lorenzo; Mayers, James Source(s): , IIED natural resource issues; 15 vi, 56 p., ill., tabs IIED…

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…

The relevance of the decentralization literature for fiscal policy design

Abstract: An historical Islamic perspective on fiscal aspects of decentralization is developed and the current literature on the design principles of fiscal decentralization is reviewed. Author(s): Zilal Hamzah, Muhammad Source(s): , Jurnal ekonomi Malaysia; 38 p. 125-139 Jurnal ekonomi Malaysia 38 Published: 2004 Penerbit Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Bangi (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://www.ukm.my/fep/jem/pdf/2004-38/jeko_38-6.pdf