When does rigorous impact evaluation make a difference? : the case of the Millennium villages

Abstract: Rigorous evaluation of the Millennium Villages Project (MVP) shows that estimates of the project’s effects depend heavily on the evaluation method. Weaknesses include the subjective choice of intervention sites. Inexpensive improvements are suggested. Author(s): Clemens, Michael A.; Demombynes, Gabriel Source(s): , Policy research working paper; 5477 51 p., ill., graphs, tabs Policy research working…

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…

Decentralization and public service delivery in Nigeria

Abstract: This literature review of decentralization and public service delivery in Nigeria summarizes literature on access to, use of, and satisfaction with economic and social rural services and the impact of access to rural services on agricultural productivity or development outcomes, or both. Author(s): Okojie, Christiana Source(s): , NSSP background paper; 4 v, 61 p.,…

Women’s empowerment and good governance through community radio : best experiences for an action research process

Abstract: This collection of articles seeks to contribute to the impact of community radio on governance issues especially related to gender equality and women’s rights. The publication is part of a two-year participatory action research process to address the challenges to women’s participation in democracy. Author(s): Solervicens, Marcelo Source(s): , [136] p., ill., tabs Published:…

Decentralisation and conflict management in Indonesia and Nigeria

Abstract: The paper examines the history of grievances, demands, and identity in the context of decentralization in two countries. This includes the devolution of political, administrative and fiscal duties and resources to local authorities and the creation of new districts and local government areas. Author(s): Diprose, Rachael; Ukiwo, Ukoha Source(s): , CRISE working paper; 49…

Project planning and implementation at the local government level : lessons of experience

Abstract: Several factors contribute to the failure of local government projects in making appreciable impacts. The most serious ones have to do with institutional instability and policies working at cross purposes. The paper identifies 6 policy areas in rectifying the failings. Author(s): Oladipo, Jimoh A. Source(s): , European journal of social sciences; Vol. 6, No.…

Green governance : the case of Akassa community forests management and development plan

Abstract: This study of the Niger Delta region of Nigeria shows how environmental degradation associated with oil exploration has been shaped by corporate development strategy and how practice of devolution of powers over resource management reinforced the hegemony of the ruling class. Author(s): Joab-Peterside, Sofiri Source(s): , Niger delta economies of violence project working papers;…

Introducing invisible local governance : contribution to the parallel session on traditional structure and local governance

Abstract: This study from Nigeria emphasizes that informal indigenous governance systems are as much structures of local indigenous governance as are traditional rulers. Their invisibility actually makes them effective. Formal and informal linkages exist between these informal institutions and formal ones. Author(s): Olowu, Dele Source(s): , 5 p. Published: 2004 World bank], [Washington, DC (English…