The present status of decentralization of governance in Haryana : a study of Kaithal district

Abstract: A study of the present status of decentralization of governance in Haryana, India, indicates that the awareness about the powers and functions of the third tier of governance and provisions of the Constitutional Amendment Act is quite low among all the respondents especially among the beneficiary. Author(s): Kumar, Satish Source(s): , International journal of…

Transnational research : decentralization in west and central Africa : learning from local and intersector lessons : education, water, health : summary report of case studies

Abstract: A study was conducted in West and Central Africa to study the impact of decentralization on the transfer of powers and resources and on the management of basic services, in particular water, education and health. The grassroots management committees are deemed functional on the whole. PDF file link Author(s): Malam Moussa, Laouli; Ilboudo, Ernest…

ACLGI : African commission for local government improvement

Abstract: The Commission is a unique collaboration of local government advisory bodies, professional bodies, consultancies; and universities committed to the improvement and professionalization of local government in Africa. It is particularly committed to supporting Local Government Associations (LGAs). Author(s): Source(s): , Published: 2011 African commission for local government improvement (ACLGI), [Milton Keynes] (English ISBN/ISSN: /…

Success and failure of local e-government projects : lessons learned from Egypt

Abstract: The information systems success model was used to examine local e-government in Egypt. The model uses six success variables: information quality, system quality, service quality, use, user satisfaction, and perceived net benefit. Author(s): Abdelsalam, Hisham; Reddick, Christopher G.; ElKadi, Hatem Source(s): , 21 p., ill., map, tabs Published: 2011 Cairo university. Faculty of computers…

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…

Accountability in public services in South Africa : selected issues

Abstract: The service delivery capacity and quality challenges in South Africa are examined by analysing the interaction between service providers and beneficiaries. Special emphasis is placed on the accountability relationships among citizen-users, policymakers, and service providers. Author(s): Brink, Rogier Van Den Source(s): , xiv, 157 p., ill., graphs, maps, tabs Published: 2011 World bank, [Washington,…

Accountability through public opinion : from inertia to public action

Abstract: The effectiveness of new social accountability tools is examined. Subjects include: (1) effective deliberation and accountability; (2) overcoming inertia and generating participation in South Africa; and (3) adult civic education and the development of democratic culture. Author(s): Odugbemi, Sina; Lee, Taeku Source(s): , xxv, 507 p., ill., graphs, tabs Published: 2011 World bank, Washington,…