Free Online Course: Municipal Finances

The application for the free online course “Municipal Finances – A Learning Program for Local Government” (March 31 2014 – May 23 2014) is now available as part of the E-Institute organized by the World Bank Institute (WBI). The training will focus on the perspective of local governments and will provide how-to instruments to improve…

OIDP : Observatorio internacional de la democracia participativa = IODP : International observatory on participatory democracy

Abstract: The International Observatory on Participatory Democracy (IOPD) is a space open to all cities in the world and all associations, organizations and research centres interested in learning about participatory democracy with the aim of deepening the roots of local democracy. Author(s): Source(s): , Published: 2013 Observatorio internacional de la democracia participativa (OIDP), Barcelona (Spanish;…

FCM : Federation of Canadian municipalities = Fédération canadienne des municipalités

Abstract: FCM (Federation of Canadian Municipalities) International provides ways for Canadian municipalities to engage with their counterparts around the world, to contribute knowledge, and to foster cooperation across a global network of local governments. Author(s): FCM Source(s): , Published: 2013 Federation of Canadian municipalities = Fédération canadienne des municipalités (FCM), Ottawa (English; French ISBN/ISSN: /…

Integrated development planning process and service delivery challenges for South Africa’s local municipalities

Abstract: This article shows that the service delivery challenges faced by municipalities in South Africa could be addressed if clear strategies are formulated to strengthen community participation Author(s): Madzivhandila, Thanyani S.; Asha, Aklilu A. Source(s): , [JPAD]; Vol. 47, no. 1.1 p. 369-378 [JPAD] Vol. 47, no. 1.1 Published: 2012 Sabinet], [Guateng etc. (English ISBN/ISSN:…

FLACMA : Federación Latinoamericana de ciudades, municipios y asociaciones de gobiernos locales

Abstract: Founded in 2004, the Latin American Federation of Cities, Municipalities and Associations of Local Governments (FLACMA) has over 16,100 members in local governments, being the largest and most representative organisation in Latin America and Caribbean. Author(s): Source(s): , Published: 2012 Federación Latinoamericana de ciudades, municipios y asociaciones de gobiernos locales (FLACMA), Quito (Spanish ISBN/ISSN:…

BibliotecaMunicipal.org

Abstract: The Biblioteca virtual Municipal is the repository of the Latin American Federation of Cities, Municipalities and Associations of Local Governments (FLACMA), which contains over 7000 documents in various languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Russian, and Portuguese. Author(s): Source(s): , Published: 2012 Federación Latinoamericana de ciudades, municipios y asociaciones de gobiernos locales (FLACMA), Quito…

Decentralized service delivery in Nairobi and Mombasa : policies, politics and inter-governmental relations

Abstract: Despite decentralization, poor service delivery continues to be problematic in the two largest cities of Kenya. A proliferation of actors with overlapping mandates, opaque development frameworks, and intra- and inter-party politics remain major obstacles to providing critical services. Author(s): Mitullah, Winnie V. Source(s): , Working paper / UNU-WIDER; 2012/92 20 p., ill., graphs, tabs…