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…

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,…

Rapid feedback : the role of community scorecards in improving service delivery : dealing with governance and corruption risks in project lending

Abstract: Community Score Card initiatives are typified by a number of common characteristics including: the use of a simple and low cost implementation framework; promoting community ownership and empowerment; and providing service providers with direct feedback. Author(s): Post, David; Agarwal, Sanjay; Venugopal, Varsha Source(s): , How-to notes 16 p., ill., tabs How-to notes Published: 2011…