Community-driven development in post-conflict and conflict-affected areas : experiences from east Asia : background paper for the 2011 World development report

Abstract: This paper provides a framework for assessing the impacts of (Community-Driven Development) CDD projects in post-conflict and conflict-affected areas. A major set of challenges relates to the impact of violent conflict on the capacity and legitimacy of institutions at multiple levels. Author(s): Barron, Patrick Source(s): , Discussion papers / World bank vi, 31 p.,…

Adopting corporate communication in local government units for successful government reform initiatives

Abstract: This paper specifically looks at the role of communication, particularly corporate communication, in gaining support and sympathy of the public opinion to aid in the success of government reform initiatives at the local level in the Philippines. Author(s): Ferido, Miguel Source(s): , [20] p., ill., tabs Published: 2011 Nagoya university. Graduate school of international…

Designing the local government enhancement fund for the Philippines

Abstract: Recently, local government associations in the Philippines have asked for an expansion in the funding of the IRA (Internal Revenue Allotment) with 10%. In addition they asked for a new transfer mechanism to ensure stronger equalization and better accountability arrangements for higher efficiency. Author(s): Martinez-Vazquez, Jorge; Liu, Yongzheng Source(s): , International studies program :…

Republic of the Philippines. Department of the interior and local government (Kagawaran ng interyor at pamahalaang lokal)

Abstract: Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) of the Philippines is concerned with local autonomy, peace and order, and public safety. It provides plans, policies, programs, projects, and assistance towards legislation regarding local governments, law enforcement and public safety. Author(s): Philippines Source(s): , Published: 2010 Republic of the Philippines. Department of the interior…

Decentralisation, governance and health-system performance : ‘where you stand depends on where you sit’

Abstract: Drawing on evidence from Bolivia, Chile, India, Pakistan, Philippines, and Uganda, it is shown that a balance between centralisation of some functions and decentralisation of others, along with improved mechanisms of accountability, is needed to achieve health system objectives. Author(s): Mitchell, Andrew; Bossert, Thomas J. Source(s): , Development policy review; Vol. 28, Issue 6…

Fostering social accountability : from principle to practice : guidance note

Abstract: This note provides an overview of the principles of social accountability and provides guidance on how to incorporate the practice of social accountability into programming, illustrated by examples of how it is currently being operationalized in many contexts in different regions. Author(s): Lister, Sarah; Sadasivam, Bharati Source(s): , 46 p., ill., tabs Published: 2010…

Facilitator’s guide to participatory land use and development planning : Environment and rural development (EnRD) program, Decentralization program

Abstract: This guidebook describes participatory land use and development planning in the Philippines. Steps include: mobilization of local governments and communities, prioritization of needs, formulation of community vision and mission, and preparation of a comprehensive 6-year development plan. Author(s): Salzer, Walter Source(s): , 121 p., ill., tabs Published: 2010 Deutsche Gesellschaft für technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ),…

Local governments and disaster risk reduction : good practices and lessons learned : a contribution to the Making cities resilient campaign

Abstract: Good practices and lessons learned by local governments in disaster risk reduction were compiled to showcase the essential roles played by local and regional authorities in addressing disaster risks at sub-national and local levels, but also the challenges and constraints to scale-up these efforts. Author(s): Source(s): , xiii, 69 p., ill., tabs Published: 2010…

Case studies on community participation : regional trends, issues and practices in rural poverty reduction

Abstract: This ESCAP publication provides an overview of participatory approaches in rural development and rural poverty reduction in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as a description of three case studies on participatory approaches in China, Nepal, India, Sri Lanka and the Philippines. Author(s): ESCAP Source(s): , 100 p., ill., graphs, maps, tabs Published: 2009 United…

Decentralization policies in Asian development

Abstract: This book explores fiscal decentralization in Asia, which aims to bring budgetary decisions closer to voters. Subjects include: the major decentralization reforms in Indonesia, the significant reforms in the Philippines and Vietnam, and the special cases of India and China. Author(s): Ichimura, Shinichi; Bahl, Roy Source(s): , xxv, 414 p., ill., graphs, tabs, 24…