LogoLink: Learning Initiative on Citizen Participation and Local Governance

LogoLink, the Learning Initiative on Citizen Participation and Local Governance, is a global network of practitioners from civil society organizations, research institutions and governments created to stimulate and support civil society organizations and networks that engage in citizen participation and social control of public policies at the local level. In the 1990’s, regional and international…

Is decentralization leading to real decision-making power for forest-dependent communities? : case studies from Mexico and Brazil

Abstract: This study uses case studies of community forestry in Brazil and Mexico to examine the amount of decisionmaking power communities and smallholders have received over forest resources. Despite heavy regulation of extraction, communities have increasing control over day-to-day forest management. Author(s): Hajjar, Reem F.; Kozak, Robert A.; Innes, John L. Source(s): , Ecology and…

Citizen charters : enhancing service delivery through accountability : dealing with governance and corruption risks in project lending

Abstract: Introduced by the United Kingdom in the early 1990s, CCs are now being used in a wide range of countries — including the United States, Kenya, India, Jamaica, and Mexico — to improve the quality of service delivery and enhance public sector management. Author(s): Post, David; Agarwal, Sanjay Source(s): , How-to notes 17 p.,…

Corruption, accountability, and decentralization : theory and evidence from Mexico

Abstract: Theory holds that decentralized governments that rely on own-source revenues should be more fiscally efficient than decentralized governments that rely on grant financing. This was confirmed by data from Mexico. Also, poverty – a measure of uninformed citizens – led to greater corruption. Author(s): Goodspeed, Timothy J. Source(s): , 32 p., ill., graphs, tabs…

Community forest management and the emergence of multi-scale governance institutions : lessons for REDD+ development from Mexico, Brazil and Bolivia

Abstract: The role of multi-scaled governance institutions in the development of community forest management (CFM) is examined, using cases from Mexico, Brazil, and Bolivia. The article shows how the establishment of a local organizational base for CFM is crucial. Author(s): Cronkleton, Peter; Bray, David Barton; Medina, Gabriel Source(s): , Forests; 2 p. 451-473 Forests 2…

Political organization in multi-level settings : Mexican and Latin American parties and party systems after decentralization

Abstract: Evidence from Mexico is used to demonstrate that decentralization more resources available locally, thus reshaping the context within which parties organize.The central contention is that a high level of decentralization can undermine the formation of nationalized party systems and cohesive parties. Author(s): Harbers, Imke Source(s): , xiv, 241 p., ill., graphs, maps, tabs Published:…

Comparing forest decentralization and local institutional change in Bolivia, Kenya, Mexico and Uganda

Abstract: The institutional and environmental effects of forest decentralization on local forest investments, rulemaking, wealth inequality, and forest conditions in Bolivia, Kenya, Mexico, and Uganda are assessed. Author(s): Coleman, Eric A.; Fleischman, Forrest D.; Bauer, Jacqueline Source(s): , 41 p., ill., graphs, tabs Published: 2010 Florida state university (FSU), [Tallahassee, FL (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link:…