Mapping police services in the Democratic republic of Congo : institutional interactions at central, provincial and local levels

Abstract: This paper examines the roles, responsibilities and interactions between the various formal and informal institutions and stakeholders involved in the management of police services in the DRC. It identifies informal networks that influence decision-making processes and policy implementation. Author(s): Nlandu, Thierry Mayamba Source(s): , IDS research report; 71 103 p., ill., tabs IDS research…

Constructing local democracy in Bolivia : decentralization and rural development

Abstract: The effect of decentralization on the conditions for poverty reduction, local participation, local governance, and accountability in Bolivia are analysed. The study further investigates how these conditions have been affected by the MAS government. Author(s): Vogel, Martin Source(s): , 66 p., ill., map, tab Published: 2010 Lund university. Faculty of social sciences. Department of…

Building trust in government : innovations in governance reform in Asia

Abstract: Within the framework of democratic governance, decentralization and local autonomy are crucial in fostering more participatory governance and enhancing trust in government. Decentralization contributes to the empowerment of local communities and trust in government at all levels. Author(s): Cheema, G. Shabbir; Popovski, Vesselin Source(s): , Trends and innovations in governance series xv, 260 p.,…

Ghana center for democratic development : partisans for democracy and good governance

Abstract: The Center is an independent, nonpartisan and nonprofit research-based and policy-oriented think tank in Accra, Ghana. Its mission is to promote democracy, good governance and the development of liberal economic environment in Ghana in particular and Africa in general. Author(s): CDD-Ghana Source(s): , Published: 2008 Ghana center for democratic development (CDD-Ghana), Accra (English ISBN/ISSN:…

Africa power & politics

Abstract: Power and Politics in Africa is a five-year programme of research and policy engagement. It brings together research centres and think-tanks in Africa, Europe and the USA. The programme explores political, economic and social arrangements to promote development and poverty alleviation. Author(s): ODI Source(s): , Published: 2008 Overseas development institute (ODI)]. Africa power and…

State and governance : the limits of decentralisation

Abstract: The lessons of the experience of those countries where decentralization has had a positive impact suggest that devolution of power and the control of resources at the local level can only work to improve conditions when the State itself is committed to State and governance. Author(s): Chabal, Patrick Source(s): , SNV publications; H0702-01 16…