Women’s empowerment and good governance through community radio : best experiences for an action research process

Abstract: This collection of articles seeks to contribute to the impact of community radio on governance issues especially related to gender equality and women’s rights. The publication is part of a two-year participatory action research process to address the challenges to women’s participation in democracy. Author(s): Solervicens, Marcelo Source(s): , [136] p., ill., tabs Published:…

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…