Searching for a new land rights paradigm by focusing on community-based natural resource governance

Abstract: This paper makes the case for reconsidering communal property rights in land administration, since communal rights may not naturally evolve into private individual rights. It is argued that sustainable development can best be achieved by enhancing the adaptive capacity of communities. Author(s): Barnes, Grenville; Child, Brian Source(s): , 16 p., ill., graphs Published: 2012…

Decentralization of agricultural extension : new way to improve rural development in third world

Abstract: A review of past experiences with the decentralization and privatization of agricultural extension services is presented with special reference to the situation in Pakistan. Conditions for decentralization to deliver include giving users control over program planning, implementation, and evaluation. Author(s): Khodamoradi, Sharareh; Abedi, Mohammad Source(s): , Journal of American science; Vol. 7, No. 4…

Water supply reforms and child mortality in Colombia 1990-2004

Abstract: A study of privatization of water and sewerage services in Columbia found that larger local governments that reformed service provision exhibited slower reduction of child mortality rate from infectious and transmissible diseases than municipalities that maintained them as public services. Author(s): Granados, Claudia; Sánchez, Fabio Source(s): , [33] p., ill., graphs, tabs Published: 2009…

Public sector reforms in Africa and the quest for democratic developmentalism in Africa

Abstract: Subjects include: (1) pitfalls of decentralization reforms in Uganda (2) prospects for improved service delivery in Uganda (3) privatization of water and sanitation services in Kenya. Author(s): Edigheji, Omano Source(s): , Africa development; vol. 33, no. 4 (special issue) , ill., tabs Africa development vol. 33, no. 4 (special issue) Published: 2008 Council for…

Outsourcing practices by the government sector in South Africa : a preliminary study

Abstract: Outsourcing of public sector services to private institutions is a possible solution to the government institutions’ poor service delivery in South Africa. From an exploratory, preliminary study the conclusion could be drawn that outsourcing is a tool already effectively used by local governments. Author(s): Badenhorst-Weiss, J.A.; Nel, J.D. Source(s): , p. 619-635, ill., graphs,…

Outsourcing revenue collection : experiences from local government authorities in Tanzania

Abstract: This brief examines recent experiences with privatized revenue collection in seven urban and rural councils in Tanzania, with particular focus on the outsourcing of revenue collection to private agents. Author(s): Fjeldstad, Odd-Helge; Katera, Lucas; Ngalewa, Erasto Source(s): , REPOA brief; 10 7 p., ill., tabs REPOA brief 10 Published: 2008 Research on poverty alleviation…

The effects of decentralisation and privatisation on urban environmental management : waste management in the Accra metropolitan area

Abstract: This study deals with new institutional arrangements for solid waste management in Accra, Ghana. It was carried out with the aim of making clear how government’s decentralization and privatization policies affect the practices and performance of service providers. Author(s): Obirih-Opareh, Nelson Source(s): , NIRP research for policy series; 22 62 p., ill., 21 cm…