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…

Strengthening women’s participation in local governance : lessons and strategies

Abstract: This paper seeks to explore the extent to which existing participatory mechanisms enable active participation by women in municipal processes in South Africa, and possible alternative approaches and models to strengthen this. Author(s): Hicks, Janine Source(s): , Community development journal; vol. 46, Suppl. 1 p. 36-50 Community development journal vol. 46, Suppl. 1 Published:…

Pan African council of LGs

Abstract: The Pan African Council of local governments is the principal policy making body of the UCLGA (United Cities and Local Governments of Africa). It is charged to translate the policy decided by the General Assembly into strategies and implementation programs. Author(s): Source(s): , Published: 2011 United cities and local governments of Africa (UCLGA), [Pretoria]…

Strengthening intra municipal decentralisation through physical accessibility of services and openness in service delivery : the case of Morogoro municipal council

Abstract: The accessibility of offices and openness of communication of municipal or neighborhood decentralization services was examined in Morogoro Municipality, Tanzania. Suggested improvements include: better housing, meeting schedules, community participation, training, and transport allowances. Author(s): Lameck, Wilfred Uronu Source(s): , Journal of public administration and policy research; Vol. 3, No. 5 p. 141-155, ill Journal…

Bootstrapping democracy : transforming local governance and civil society in Brazil

Abstract: [Partial preview] Looking closely at eight cities in Brazil, this book investigates participatory budgeting to ask whether its reforms truly make a difference in deepening democracy and empowering civil society. Author(s): Baiocchi, Gianpaolo; Heller, Patrick; Silva, Marcelo Kunrath Source(s): , xvi, 204 p., ill., tabs, 23 cm Published: 2011 Stanford university press, Stanford, CA…

Street trading in Cape Town CBD : a study of the relationship between local government and street traders

Abstract: A survey among 71 street traders in Cape Town indicates that there is a positive relationship between traders and the City of Cape Town, but that local government does not live up to expectation when it comes to the facilitation of informal business development. Policy recommendations are provided. Author(s): Heerden, Schalk Willem Van Source(s):…

Municipal development partnership eastern and southern Africa (MDP-ESA) : a partnership enabling local government capacity

Abstract: The partnership is a hands-on capacity building facility with the aim of enabling effective self-governance at local level in Sub-Saharan Africa. It promotes alternative development approaches to problems that affect local authorities by placing emphasis on ownership and direct participation. Author(s): MDP Source(s): , Published: 2011 Municipal development partnership eastern and southern Africa (MDP-ESA),…