From international land deals to local informal agreements : regulations of and local reactions to agricultural investments in Madagascar : draft conference paper

Abstract: This article analyses the dynamics of local politics within the framework of large-scale farmland acquisition projects in Madagascar, using the case of the 1.3 million ha land acquisition by Daewoo for export of palm oil and maize to South Korea. Author(s): Perrine, Burnod Source(s): , 16 p. draft Published: 2011 Erasmus university Rotterdam (EUR).…

Accountability tools for policy research : an online source of accountability tools for organisations conducting policy relevant research

Abstract: The One World Trust designed this accountability database to support researchers, campaigners and research managers to think through the way they use evidence to influence policy in an accountable way. Author(s): Source(s): , Published: 2010 One world trust, [London] (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://www.oneworldtrust.org/apro/

Learning democracy by doing : alternative practices in citizenship learning and participatory democracy

Abstract: The Learning Democracy by Doing conference brought together 250 researchers and practitioners from all over the world. In 76 papers, different settings for learning were dealt with, including schools, higher education, political parties, local communities, and local and provincial governance. Author(s): Daly, Katherine; Schugurensky, Daniel; Lopes, Krista Source(s): , iii, 790 p., ill., graphs,…

Decentralisation and poverty reduction in Africa : the politics of local-central relations

Abstract: Evidence from Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Kenya, and Tanzania shows that decentralization is unlikely to lead to more pro-poor outcomes without a serious effort to strengthen and broaden accountability mechanisms at both local and national levels. Author(s): Crook, Richard C. Source(s): Public administration and development; 23(2003)1, p. 77-88 Public administration and development 23(2003)1 Published:…

Popular participation in Bolivia : does the law participación popular secure participation of the rural Bolivian population?

Abstract: The Bolivian law on popular participation of 1995 gave only mixed results in the first 5 years. The power-holding structures at the local level still are occupied by the political parties. Author(s): Andersson, Vibeke Source(s): , CDR working paper; 99.6 18 p., 30 cm CDR working paper 99.6 Published: 1999 Centre for development studies,…

The white paper on local government

Abstract: This White Paper on Local Government can almost be regarded as a mini-Constitution for local government. It is premised on the idea that the democratic state of South Africa has the obligation of meeting developmental objectives in a manner that enhances community participation and accountability. Author(s): South Africa Source(s): , [120] p., ill., tabs…