Who can address urban inequality? : the often forgotten roles of local government

Abstract: This paper focuses on the role of local government in reducing inequalities in sustainable development (infrastructure, basic services, regulations and other measures linked to health, economic opportunity and risk reduction), and the inclusion of the poor and marginalized in local decisions. Author(s): UCLG Source(s): , [15] p., ill., tabs Published: 2012 United cities and…

NGO pulse

Abstract: Since its inception, NGO Pulse has developed a wide range of online resources to highlight development issues in South Africa and the wider southern African region. Its main objectives are to develop the institutional capacity of the NGO sector through providing information. Author(s): SANGONeT Source(s): , Published: 2012 SANGONeT, Johannesburg (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link:…

Decentralisation and devolution in Nicaragua’s north Atlantic autonomous region : natural resources and indigenous peoples’ rights

Abstract: This paper examines decentralization of natural resources management in Nicaragua and argues that communities continue to lose out under multilevel governance regimes without concerted efforts to level the playing field. Author(s): Larson, Anne M.; Lewis-Mendoza, Jadder Source(s): , International journal of the commons; Vol. 6, No. 2 p. 179-199, ill., map International journal of…

The online sourcebook on decentralization and local development = Sourcebook en ligne sur la décentralisation et local développement = Libro guia de decentralization y desarrollo local

Abstract: This sourcebook provides general background information, presents case studies from around the world, and discusses a number of issues in programme design including administrative, fiscal, political decentralization, and issues related to agriculture, health, education, and natural resources. Author(s): FAO; UNDP; DEZA; GTZ; World Bank Source(s): , Published: 2012 Food and agriculture organization of the…

Open government partnership

Abstract: In order to participate in OGP, governments must exhibit a demonstrated commitment to open government at local and national level in four key areas: (1) fiscal transparency; (2) access to information; (3) public disclosure for elected or senior public officials; and (4) citizen engagement. Author(s): Source(s): , Published: 2012 Open government partnership (OGP), [S.l.]…

DDP : Democracy development programme

Abstract: Since its initiation in 1993, the DDP has been a non-partisan non-profit organisation, supporting capacity building on governance and civil society levels to ensure that both are empowered for meaningful participation in South Africa’s social transformation. Author(s): Source(s): , Published: 2012 Democracy development programme (DDP), Durban (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://www.ddp.org.za/

Democracy, participatory politics and development : some comparative lessons from Brazil, India and South Africa

Abstract: This essay reviews findings from ambitious reform projects in participatory governance in Brazil, India (Kerala) and South Africa and draws out some comparative lessons. For inclusive democratic development in the global south attention must be paid to effective citizenship. Author(s): Heller, Patrick Source(s): , Polity; Vol. 44, No. 4 p. 643-665 Polity Vol. 44,…