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: /…

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…

UCLG-MEWA : United cities and local governments Middle East and west Asia section

Abstract: UCLG-MEWA continues its activities for cities and local governments in the region, serving the main principles of democracy, human rights, local self-government, international solidarity, accountability and transparency, and sustainable development. Author(s): UCLG Source(s): , Published: 2012 United cities and local governments Middle East and west Asia section (UCLG-MEWA), Istanbul (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://www.uclg-mewa.org/

United nations advisory committee of local authorities (UNACLA)

Abstract: The UNACLA, established in 2000, is a high-level group of selected mayors and representatives of local authority associations especially chosen on the basis of their local, national and international commitment to engage in the implementation of the Habitat Agenda. Author(s): UN-Habitat Source(s): , Published: 2012 [United nations human settlements programme] (UN-HABITAT), Nairobi (English ISBN/ISSN:…

Periodization of South African local government reformation since 1994 : (im)perfect democratic transition

Abstract: This paper traces the different periods from the colonial and apartheid era to the current democratic situation. It addresses the question to what extent developmental local government can be instrumental towards building active, inclusive citizenship within democratic governance context. Author(s): Tshishonga, Ndwakhulu; Dipholo, Kenneth Source(s): , p. 500-517, ill., tabs Published: 2012 International conference…

IMASA online

Abstract: Established in 1998, the Institute of Municipal Administration for Southern Africa (IMASA) has 436 members. The objectives of IMASA include strenthening municipal administration as the foundation for good local government and to promote appropriate training of municipal administration practitioners. Author(s): Source(s): , Published: 2012 [Institute of municipal administration for southern Africa] (IMASA), Langebaan (English…