Pursuing the MDGs through Local Government: Naoros Village

Winner of the Global Forum on Local Development Video Contest, the video below shows local government in action. The video depicts the direct link between Millennium Development Goals and locally planned, led, and implemented initiatives in Naoros village. The mobilization of the local populace in developing irrigation infrastructure directly pursues MDG #1- eradicating extreme poverty.…

Impact of mobile telephone on the quality and speed of agricultural extension services delivery : evidence from the rural e-service project in India

Abstract: This study examines the impact of a mobile phone technology enhanced services on agricultural extension services delivery system in Madhya Pradesh, India. Disadvantaged farmers benefit more from the intervention than those who are better off. Author(s): Fu, Xiaolan; Akter, Shaheen Source(s): , 30 p., ill., tabs Published: 2012 University of Minnesota. Waite library. AgEcon…

An efficiency analysis of basic service provision in South African local government (2006/7 to 2008/9)

Abstract: The effectiveness and efficiency with which municipalities have provided (Reconstruction and Development Program) RDP water, sanitation, electricity, and refuse removal was evaluated for 231 disadvantaged local municipalities and 46 district municipalities in South Africa. Author(s): Van Der Westhuizen, G.; Dollery, B.; Grant, B. Source(s): , TD : The Journal for transdisciplinary research in Southern…

Land rights and the rush for land : findings of the Global commercial pressures on land research project

Abstract: The characteristics, drivers and impacts and trends of rapidly increasing commercial pressures on land are examined. One of the conclusions is that the poor are bearing disproportionate costs, but reaping few benefits, because of poor governance. Author(s): Anseeuw, Ward; Bending, Tim; Wilson, David; Domenico, Aldo Di Source(s): , viii, 72 p., ill., graphs, maps…

Conflict in Uganda’s land tenure system

Abstract: Uganda’s dualist land tenure system is a root cause of conflict over land use and ownership. The current land tenure laws facilitate land alienation, threaten livelihoods and contribute to food insecurity. The need for reform imposes itself. Author(s): Owaraga, Norah Source(s): , Africa portal backgrounder; 26 9:00 PM Africa portal backgrounder 26 [re-issue] Published:…

Managing Africa’s Natural Resources towards Achieving the Millennium Development Goals: Concept Note

Abstract: The seminar “Managing Africa’s Natural Resources Towards Achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)” (Rome, 28 Sep. 2012) serves to promote a dialogue on the roles and responsibilities of both European and African parliamentarians in the management of natural resources, incl. land. Contents: Millennium Development Goals: How Africa is Fairing Africa’s Natural Resources: Opportunity or…

Decentralized cooperation and management of urban services in southern countries : an application on water supply services in Senegal

Abstract: Institutional economics and collective action theories are used to show that a new urban water supply model based on decentralized cooperation and a strengthening of local authorities capabilities is the only way to improve access at low prices, especially for poor urban dwellers. Author(s): Cissé, Arona Source(s): , 6 p. Published: 2011 Hyper articles…