Voluntary guidelines on the responsible governance of tenure of land, fisheries and forests in the context of national food security

Abstract: These voluntary guidelines assist in improving the governance of tenure, and thus contribute to alleviating hunger and poverty, empowering the poor and vulnerable, enhancing the environment, supporting national and local economic development, and reforming public administration. Author(s): FAO Source(s): , vi, 40 p., 25 cm Published: 2012 Food and agriculture organization of the United…

Building governance into a post-2015 framework : exploring transparency and accountability as an entry point

Abstract: The possibility of a stand-alone goal on (local) governance for the post-2015 agenda is considered. It would be the most ambitious but also the most politically challenging option of the two, the other one being to strengthen transparency and governance in support of post-2015 development efforts. Author(s): Bergh, Gina Source(s): , 13 p. Published:…

The role of land tools with respect to land access and tenure security for the poor : cases from Anglophone peri-urban Africa

Abstract: Three peri-urban areas in Zambia, Namibia and Botswana were studied to evaluate the poverty alleviating impact of innovative tools for the formalization of informal settlements. These tools can be considered a useful addition, but appear to have mixed results. Author(s): Asperen, Paul Van; Zevenbergen, Jaap Source(s): , 25 p., ill., tabs Published: 2012 World…

Managing informality : local government practices and approaches towards the informal economy : learning examples from five African countries

Abstract: This report presents six case studies from across different African countries – including Kenya, Mali, Rwanda, South Africa and Tanzania – featuring local governments’ utilization of innovative approaches to better manage the informal economy or sector thereof in their localities. Author(s): David, Susanne Source(s): , 97 p., ill., graphs, tabs Published: 2012 South African…

Commune-based land allocation for poverty reduction in Cambodia : achievements and lessons learned from the project: Land allocation for social and economic development (LASED)

Abstract: The liberal land reform in Cambodia has produced good results, but has turned out to be quantitatively ineffective in the distribution of state public land for the poor through social land concessions. New instruments are needed, including the regularization of unauthorized land use. Author(s): Müller, Franz-Volker Source(s): , 23 p., ill., maps, tabs Published:…

An integrated and inclusive rural economy

Abstract: According to chapter 6 of the National Development Plan, rural communities require greater economic and political opportunities to overcome poverty and ensure quality access to basic services, health care, education and food security. Better intergovernmental relations will improve rural governance. Author(s): South Africa Source(s): , p. 217-234, ill., graphs, maps, tabs Published: 2012 South…

Operationalising inter-governmental relations for service delivery : what role can community development workers play?

Abstract: In South Africa, community development workers are deployed at the local government level. They play an important role in operationalizing inter-governmental relations, more particularly in delivering services to poor and marginalized citizens. Author(s): Tshishonga, Ndwakhulu; Mafema, Eve D. Source(s): , [JPAD]; Vol. 47, no. 1.1 p. 251-264 [JPAD] Vol. 47, no. 1.1 Published: 2012…

The promotion of developmental local government to facilitate a developmental state

Abstract: The concept developmental state is clarified and the post-apartheid local government sphere and its own set of challenges is examined. Developmental local government is also explored. The challenges that hinder municipalities in their attempts to facilitate a developmental state are assessed. Author(s): Madumo, Onkgopotse S. Source(s): , Administratio publica; Vol. 20, Issue 3 p.…

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…