A systems approach to community engaged solid waste management in Todos Santos Cuchumatán, Guatemala

Abstract: The systemic aspects of solid waste management (SWM) challenges in Todos Santos, Guatemala, were investigated using a participatory systems approach. Leverage points were identified and targeted in 4 future scenarios that will be implemented step by step, following a community-defined vision for SWM Author(s): Marshall, Rachael Source(s): , xvii, 237 p., ill., graphs, tabs…

Participatory development reconsidered

Abstract: Evidence shows that civil participation in decentralization works only marginally, with pro-poor results in poorer, more unequal and remote communities generally lacking. This article identifies some conditions for successful localized pro-poor programme design. Author(s): Mansuri, Ghazala; Rao, Vijayendra Source(s): , Development outreach; special report p. 64-69, ill Development outreach special report Published: 2011 World…

Online sourcebook on decentralization & local development

Abstract: Hosted by CIESIN, this website contains discussions of issues in programme design, case studies, and tools for practitioners in the area of decentralization. Author(s): FAO Source(s): , 1 file, ill. Published: 2009 Food and agriculture organization of the United nations (FAO) [etc.], Rome [etc.] (English; French ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://www.ciesin.org/decentralization/Entryway/english_contents.html

Project planning and implementation at the local government level : lessons of experience

Abstract: Several factors contribute to the failure of local government projects in making appreciable impacts. The most serious ones have to do with institutional instability and policies working at cross purposes. The paper identifies 6 policy areas in rectifying the failings. Author(s): Oladipo, Jimoh A. Source(s): , European journal of social sciences; Vol. 6, No.…

A review of community-driven development and its application to the Asian development bank

Abstract: This review provides a clear conceptual summary of CDD and describes the performance of multilateral development banks with CDD. A number of cases from Indonesia, Laos, and Sri Lanka is discussed in detail. Author(s): Tanaka, Sonomi; Singh, Janmejay; Songco, Dan; Maclean, Jay Source(s): , [100] p., ill., graphs, tabs Published: 2006 Asian development bank…