Does gender influence forest management? : exploring cases from East Africa and Latin America : paper

Abstract: A comparative study of varying proportions of women in forest user groups across 4 countries at varying stages of devolution shows that mixed female and male user groups may have the most positive impact on enhancing forest resource enhancing behaviour. Author(s): Mwangi, Esther; Meinzen-Dick, Ruth; Sun, Yan; Banana, Abwoli Source(s): , 35 p., ill.,…

Sequencing fiscal decentralization

Abstract: Generally, countries do not follow the optimal sequencing for decentralization policies and implementation. The gap between theory and practice is a result of the complexity of sequencing design, which discourages fiscal planners. Proper sequencing requires discipline and vision. Author(s): Bahl, Roy; Martinez-Vazquez, Jorge Source(s): , Policy research working paper; 3914 45 p., ill., tabs…

Decentralization and democratic governance : lessons and challenges

Abstract: Concluding chapter in “Decentralization, democratic governance, and civil society in comparative perspective”, which looks at the way decentralization processes have shaped democratic governance in 6 countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Author(s): Selee, Andrew D.; Tulchin, Joseph Samuel Source(s): Decentralization, democratic governance, and civil society in comparative perspective : Africa, Asia, and Latin…

Transforming bureaucracies : institutionalising participation and people centred processes in natural resource management : an annotated bibliography

Abstract: This guide to pre-2000 literature on organizational change and the institutionalization of participation in natural resource management served as a background for a reseach programme to scale up participatory initiatives in Burkina Faso, India, Indonesia, Mexico, and Senegal. Author(s): Bainbridge, Vanessa Source(s): , 248 p. Published: 2000 International institute for environment and development] (IIED)…

Designing rules for demand-driven rural investment funds : the Latin American experience

Abstract: The demand-driven rural investment fund (DRIFs) is a mechanism for decentralizing decision-making authority and financial resources to local governments and communities. This study explores how well-designed DRIF rules could substitute for central veto power. Author(s): Wiens, Thomas; Guadagni, Maurizio Source(s): , World bank technical paper; 407 xix, 69 p., ill., graphs, tabs, 28 cm…