Choice, recognition and the democracy effects of decentralization

Abstract: Often large development agencies choose to work with a wide range of other local interlocutors, including deconcentrated agents, private bodies, customary authorities, and NGOs. As a result, fledgling local governments are receiving few public powers and face competition for legitimacy. Author(s): Ribot, Jesse C. Source(s): , Working paper / Swedish International centre for local…

Module 13: Strengthening rural governance, institutions, and citizen participation using ICT

Abstract: ICT for governance, in the form of e-governance, e-services, and e-democracy, is a vital component of rural development. How governments, civil society groups, and NGOs offer their services in rural areas determines the extent to which improvements in agriculture reduce poverty. Author(s): Belden, Cory; Birner, Regina Source(s): , [30] p., ill., tabs Published: 2011…

Policy & practice blog : the latest news, stories, reports, opnion and analysis from Oxfam policy & practice staff around the world : subject: governance

Abstract: Oxfam Policy & Practice staff blogs on governance issues and gives the latest news, stories, reports, opinion and analysis from around the world. Author(s): Oxfam International Source(s): , Published: 2011 Oxfam GB, Oxford (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/blog/subject/governance

Non-state actors and local authorities in development

Abstract: This thematic programme “Non-state actors and local authorities in development” aims at encouraging non-state actors and local authorities, both from the EU and in developing countries, to get more involved in development issues. It is a programme of the DG EuropeAid Development and Cooperation. Author(s): EU Source(s): , Published: 2011 European commission (EC), Brussels…

Expert advocacy for the marginalised : how and why democratic mediation matters to deepening democracy in the global South

Abstract: Different kinds of democratic mediation are reviewed: mediation as professional advocacy; mediation as representational entrepreneurship; and, mediation as citizenship development. In the last case, the empowerment of communities typically has a mostly positive impact on local governance. Author(s): Piper, Laurence; Von Lieres, Bettina Source(s): , IDS working paper; 364 41 p., ill., tab, 30…

Participation for what : social change or social control?

Abstract: In this collection of papers, the very concept of participation in development processes is questioned, using cases from Latin America, Kenya, and Nepal. The authors question donor-stimulated forms of participation as self-evidently positive, both theoretically and empirically. Author(s): Gómez, Georgina M.; Berner, Erhard Source(s): , 262 p., ill., graphs, maps, tabs, 22 cm Published:…

Istanbul CSO development effectiveness principles

Abstract: These principles guide the work of civil society organizations in peace and war, grassroots work to policy advocacy, and in a continuum from humanitarian emergencies to long-term development: social justice, gender equity, empowerment, participation, sustainability, partnership, mutual learning. Author(s): Source(s): , 1 p. Published: 2010 Open forum for CSO development effectiveness, [Brussels] (English ISBN/ISSN:…