Urban institute Center on international development and governance : nonpartisan economic and social policy research

Abstract: The Urban Institute Center on International Development and Governance (IDG) improves opportunities for citizens in developing countries by providing research and aid focused on local government, delivery and financing of public services, and the interactions with firms and citizens. Author(s): Source(s): , Published: 2013 Urban institute, Washington, DC (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://www.urban.org/center/idg/about/

Overview on management patterns in community, private and hybrid management in rural water supply

Abstract: The sustainability of rural water supply remains evasive. Community management models, private management models, and hybrid models are reviewed to provide a basis for the selection of the most appropriate management model. Author(s): Kamruzzaman, A.K.M.; Said, Ilias; Osman, Omar Source(s): , Journal of sustainable development; Vol. 6, No. 5 p. 26-36, ill., tab Journal…

Governance in mining areas in Tanzania with special reference to land issues

Abstract: Significant disputes and conflicts have surfaced among stakeholders in gold mining in Tanzania, including artisanal, small and large miners, host communities and community-based organizations, as well as local and central government authorities. The different interests must be aligned. Author(s): Lugoe, Furaha Source(s): , ESRF discussion paper; 41 iv, 13 p ESRF discussion paper 41…

Agricultural commodities that respect land rights and food security : how to include land governance issues in sustainable commodity standards?

Abstract: The private sector has clear responsibilities for respecting land rights, including companies involved in investment, production and in the supply chain. The article uses case histories from Indonesia (palm oil) and Uganda to show how sustainable commodity standards may trigger that responsibility. Author(s): Man, Reinier De Source(s): , 29 p. Published: 2012 World bank,…

Localising aid : can using local actors strengthen them?

Abstract: This paper analyses whether a Paris-style transfer of aid to and through local government systems is working, and whether an analogous approach might also be appropriate for non-state actors from the private sector and civil society. Author(s): Glennie, Jonathan; Ali, Ahmed Source(s): , Working paper / Overseas development institute; 352 xiii, 41 p., ill.,…

New partnerships in decentralised cooperation

Abstract: The objectives of this EU-sponsored, inclusive High-Level Platform are to: (1) demonstrate the relevance of local and regional governments; (2) highlight the growing importance of public-private partnerships; and (3) provide local and regional governments with a theoretical and practical framework. Author(s): Source(s): , [6] p., ill. Published: 2012 Eudevdays.eu, Brussels (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link:…

Money, corruption, and political competition in established and emerging democracies

Abstract: [Partial preview] The effectiveness of public subsidization of political competition as an alternative to contributions from the private sector is examined, especially from the perspective of its possible anti-corruption effect. Cases include the Philippines, Zimbabwe, and Bangladesh. Author(s): Mendilow, Jonathan Source(s): , xv, 211 p. Published: 2012 Lexington, Lanham, MD [etc.] (English ISBN/ISSN: 978-0-7391-7076-2/…

Busan partnership for effective development co-operation

Abstract: The final declaration of the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness, Busan, South Korea, establishes a framework for development cooperation that embraces traditional donors, South-South cooperators, CSOs and private funders. Among other things, it stresses the importance of local governance. Author(s): UNDP Source(s): , 12 p. Published: 2011 United nations development programme (UNDP)],…

Household preferences and governance of water services : a hedonic analysis from rural Guatemala

Abstract: This report finds that rural households in Guatemala value municipal water services but are indifferent between not having piped water and being connected to a private system. The estimated value of community-managed services is negative, suggesting they have an aversion to them. Author(s): Vásquez, William F. Source(s): , IFPRI discussion paper; 1152 vi, 16…