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: /…

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…

Enabling participatory planning with GIS : a case study of settlement mapping in Cuttack, India

Abstract: Global Positioning Systems (GPS) was used to map informal settlements in Cuttack, India, involving community leaders and NGO staff. The process facilitated dialogue between slum dwellers and local government around “slum” upgrading. Author(s): Livengood, Avery; Kunte, Keya Source(s): , Environment and urbanization; vol. 24, no. 1 p. 77-97, ill., maps Environment and urbanization vol.…