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…

Sensors, empowerment, and accountability : a digital earth view from east Africa

Abstract: The potential and research challenges of a “participatory sensing” platform or “human sensor web” for empowering citizens to hold local governments accountable for public services using web-published SMS or text messages are discussed, using the case of Zanzibar. Author(s): Georgiadou, Yola Source(s): , International journal of digital earth; Vol. 4, No. 4 p. 285-304,…

Adopting corporate communication in local government units for successful government reform initiatives

Abstract: This paper specifically looks at the role of communication, particularly corporate communication, in gaining support and sympathy of the public opinion to aid in the success of government reform initiatives at the local level in the Philippines. Author(s): Ferido, Miguel Source(s): , [20] p., ill., tabs Published: 2011 Nagoya university. Graduate school of international…

Why quality matters : a multi-level analysis of decentralization, local government performance and legitimating beliefs in post-conflict Sierra Leone

Abstract: A study of the effect of political decentralization in post-conflict Sierra Leone on legitimization shows that improvements in service delivery under conditions of decentralized governments are associated with greater trust in local government authorities. Author(s): Sacks, Audrey; Larizza, Marco Source(s): , 16 p., ill., graphs, map Published: 2011 University of Essex. Institute for democracy…

Perceptions about municipal governance in the post-1996 era : the case of Thulamela local municipality

Abstract: An assessment of stakeholder perceptions on effective municipal governance confirms that the necessary structures and systems are in place for effective governance, but poor communication creates negative perceptions. Introduction of the scorecard is recommended. Author(s): Netswera, Fulufhelo G.; Phago, Kedibone G. Source(s): , Africa insight; vol. 41, no. 2 p. 130-141, ill., tabs Africa…

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…