African State Legislatures Workshop in Nigeria

Scholars from Africa and the United States will gather for the African State Legislatures: Subnational Politics and National Power workshop at Landmark University in Kwara State of Nigeria on January 7-8, 2014. The workshop will be open to the broader university community and the general public. This project will make important contributions to our understanding…

Local government autonomy and its effectiveness in Nigeria

Abstract: In Nigeria, federal and state governments maintained great level of influence and control over local authorities. As a result of this the LG effectiveness and performances were largely hindered. The paper lays down some suggestions for reform strategies as a corrective measure. Author(s): Ahmad, Abdullahi Ayoade Source(s): , Journal of African & Asian local…

Foreign land acquisitions in Africa : an analysis of the impacts of individual land deals on local communities

Abstract: Analysis of foreign land deals on local communities in 6 countries shows that the impact was mostly negative. In most cases local smallholder lost their land, while others lost their grazing areas, all without meaningful compensation. Promised benefits should be made explicit and evaluated. Author(s): Makochekanwa, Albert Source(s): , 31 p., ill., tab Published:…

Democratic governance and participatory budgeting : a theoretical discourse of the Nigerian experience

Abstract: The democratic governance and participatory budgeting of public sector finances in Nigeria, both nationally and locally, are discussed. Recommendations include: empowerment of the poor to enable more effective participation; and targeting resources to programmes directed to the poorest localities. Author(s): Akindele, Sunday Tunde; Afolabi, Yakibi Ayodele; Ayeni, Oluwadare Ojo Source(s): , Review of economics…

An assessment of the strategies adopted by Adamawa state government towards achieving Millennium development goals (MDGs) in water supply

Abstract: The paper assesses the various strategies adopted by Adamawa state government in ameliorating conditions of water supply in the state with a view to achieving the Millennium Development Goals. It is shown that success rests on the good co-operation between state and local governments. Author(s): Adewusi, Olusegun Adegoke Source(s): , International journal of business…

The contribution of youth associations towards community development in Igabi local government areas of Kaduna state, North-western, Nigeria

Abstract: Youth associations clearly contribute towards community development in a local government area in Nigeria. Although poorly financed, they not only help improve the standard of living in the area, but also contribute to political awareness and mobilize people on the importance of community efforts. Author(s): Ango, A.K. Source(s): , Continental journal of agricultural economics;…

Global uncertainties : security in an Africa of networked, multi-level governance

Abstract: This research programme (2009-2012) of conflict management in Africa is built on the observation that all governance (esp. in Africa) is multi-levelled and networked – from the village to the international organisation, and well beyond what is specified in formal government structures. Author(s): IDS Source(s): , Published: 2012 Institute of development studies (IDS), Brighton…

Millennium development goals (MDGs) and accessibility levels to potable water supply in rural areas of Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria

Abstract: Progress towards full access to potable water supply in rural areas of Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria, is insufficient to meet the Millennium Goals by 2015. One of the recommendations is for the Niger Delta Development Commission to decentralize for better monitoring and coordination of current projects. Author(s): Atser, Jacob; Akpan, P.A. Source(s): , Journal…

De-scaling without democratic substance : water provisioning in peripheral Kano, Nigeria

Abstract: The case of informal water supply near Kano, Nigeria, is used to highlight an expanding form of service provision in African cities and the democratic problems associated with it. Users are increasingly dependent on neo-traditional politics, rather than democratically controlled institutions. Author(s): Andrae, Gunilla Source(s): , Bulletin de l’APAD; 31-32 16 p., ill., tab…

Comparative assessment of decentralization in Africa : final report and summary of findings

Abstract: This comparative study draws lessons from African country experiences with decentralization. Accountability remains mostly upward. In one third public service delivery improved slightly. Capacity remains an issue at all levels of government. Author(s): Dickovick, James Tyler; Beatty Riedl, Rachel Source(s): , iv, 79 p., ill., tabs Published: 2010 United States agency for international development…