Waiting for Local Elections in Pakistan

Local government is a critical feature of the current political landscape in Pakistan. The upcoming and just held local elections in the country’s four provinces place Pakistan in an important phase of decentralization. On December 9th, the new schedule for local body election in Punjab was released from the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). Local…

Significance and required structure of the local governments

Abstract: The significance of the Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution of Pakistan to local government is examined and the legal changes for local government since independence are described. Effective provincial oversight as well as strengthened linkages between local governments should be encouraged. Author(s): Hamid, Shahid Source(s): , [9] p. Published: 2013 Islamabad policy research institute…

Devolution of financial resources to the local governments

Abstract: The prospects of devolution of financial resources at the local level and the problems that are likely to be encountered in the process are examined. Other aspects are the new National Finance Commission, the Charter of Democracy, and developments related to them. Author(s): Nasir, Zafar Mueen Source(s): , [10] p. Published: 2013 Islamabad policy…

Role of citizen community boards in promoting participatory development in Muzaffargarh district, Pakistan

Abstract: The performance of Citizen Community Boards (CCBs) in Pakistan is examined, using the case of Muzaffargarh District. The link between community participation in projects and the level of satisfaction is highlighted. Impediments to the proper functioning of CCBs in development are identified. Author(s): Khan, Sara; Anjum, Ghulam Abbas Source(s): , Pakistan journal of engineering…

Review of the Commonwealth local government good practice scheme

Abstract: The Good Practice Scheme partnered councils and local government associations from Jamaica, India, South Africa, Sierra Leone, Pakistan and Ghana with their counterparts in South Africa, India and the UK with the objective to exchange good practice and generate innovative solutions. Author(s): Duchnowski, Rachael Source(s): , Commonwealth journal of local governance (CJLG); 10 p.…

Survey results : advanced seminar – decentralisation and local governance : session 1.2

Abstract: A survey on the extent and depth of decentralization was conducted among seminar participants from Eritrea, Burkina, Faso, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Cambodia, Ukraine, Afghanistan, Egypt, Guatemala, Pakistan, Dominican Republic, Morocco, Mozambique, Rwanda, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Zambia, and Lebanon. Author(s): ECDPM Source(s): , [17] p., ill. Published: 2012 European centre for development policy management] (ECDPM),…

LUMS – McGill : Social enterprise development center

Abstract: The SEDC programme on governance in Pakistan is designed to fill the gap in research on governance by providing independent scholarly advice to decision makers on how to address the current crisis in governance and contributing to intellectual debate on the topic. Author(s): Source(s): , Published: 2011 Lahore university of management sciences (LUMS), Lahore…

Decentralization of agricultural extension : new way to improve rural development in third world

Abstract: A review of past experiences with the decentralization and privatization of agricultural extension services is presented with special reference to the situation in Pakistan. Conditions for decentralization to deliver include giving users control over program planning, implementation, and evaluation. Author(s): Khodamoradi, Sharareh; Abedi, Mohammad Source(s): , Journal of American science; Vol. 7, No. 4…

The local government system in Pakistan : citizens perceptions and preferences : results from a National survey, November 2008

Abstract: This report presents the results of an opinion survey on citizens’ views of local government in Pakistan. It was carried out in October 2008, when all of the provinces in Pakistan were reviewing and reforming their local government systems to improve the delivery of services. Author(s): Arif, Shahzad Source(s): , IDG working paper; 2010-02…

Gender and local governance in Pakistan : promoting participation through capacity building

Abstract: The participation of Pakistani women in local government is low. A comprehensive gender capacity building framework should be developed, based on capacity building and creating an enabling environment within the institutions. Author(s): Jabeen, Nasira; Zafar Iqbal, Muhammad Source(s): , South Asian studies : a research journal of south Asian studies; Vol. 25, No. 2…