Pro-poor service delivery : introduction

Abstract: This introduction includes resources on making service delivery pro-poor and managing service delivery reform to improve effectiveness and accessibility. Subjects include: public service reform; decentralisation; equity of access; and gender and service delivery. Author(s): GSDRC Source(s): , 1 file, ill. Published: 2012 University of Birmingham. Governance and social development resource centre (GSDRC), Birmingham (English…

African governance forum (AGF) : sharing best African governance practices

Abstract: Since 1997, the African Governance Forum (AGF) serves to discuss subjects of importance to the advancement of democratic governance on the African continent. Subjects included conflict management, local governance (AGF-V), poverty reduction, accountability, and transparency. Author(s): UNDP Source(s): , Published: 2012 United nations development programme (UNDP). African governance forum (AGF), New York, NY [etc.]…

African local governments and the MDGs : constraints and policy alternatives

Abstract: This paper examines the baseline conditions for successful implementation of MDGs by local authorities in Africa and appraises the need for capacity strengthening of African local authorities to spearhead development. Author(s): Chirisa, Innocent Source(s): , Global advanced research journal of peace, gender and development studies; Vol. 1, No. 1 11 p., ill., graphs, tabs…

IFLEA : Institutions for forest resource and livelihood management in east African forest landscapes

Abstract: The objective of IFLEA is to strengthen research capacities to better understand the role of institutions and institutional change for sustainable natural resource management and livelihoods in East African forest landscapes, specifically Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. Author(s): Source(s): , Published: 2012 Institutions for forest resource and livelihood management in east African forest landscapes…

Lessons of Asia’s decentralisation for Indonesia’s second decade of decentralisation

Abstract: This brief examines Asian decentralization form many angles: from historical accident to deliberate constitutional constructs, from mechanisms for managing diversity to ways of reducing poverty, and from giving voice to local communities to instruments for separatism and ethnic tension. Author(s): Source(s): , Decentralisation brief / Provincial governance strengthening programme; 1 15 p., ill., graph,…

Bringing land rights to grassroots women : creating awareness on socio-legal rights in west Midnapore district of West Bengal, India

Abstract: This video and case study present a project in West Bengal, India, aimed at developing strong socio-legal awareness on land-rights and a sense of gender justice among 300 women from tribal and under-developed rural families. Author(s): Roy, Saswati Source(s): , Universitas forum : journal on human development and international cooperation; Vol. 3, No. 1…