Busan partnership for effective development co-operation

Abstract: The final declaration of the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness, Busan, South Korea, establishes a framework for development cooperation that embraces traditional donors, South-South cooperators, CSOs and private funders. Among other things, it stresses the importance of local governance. Author(s): UNDP Source(s): , 12 p. Published: 2011 United nations development programme (UNDP)],…

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,…

Fiscal decentralization in Kenya : a small step or giant leap?

Abstract: Following the post-election violence in 2007, Kenya adopted a new constitution in September 2010, which represents an important step in the process of national reconciliation and an important attempt to make Kenya’s public sector more efficient and more accountable through devolution. Author(s): Boex, Jamie; Kelly, Roy Source(s): , IDG policy brief 6:00 PM IDG…

An analytical framework for assessing decentralized local governance and the local public sector

Abstract: This comparative decentralization assessment framework guides a rapid assessment of a country’s local public sector, including its political-administrative structures, its system of intergovernmental relations and the financing of the country’s decentralized local governments. Author(s): Boex, Jamie; Yilmaz, Serdar Source(s): , IDG working paper; 2010-06 36 p., ill., tabs IDG working paper 2010-06 Published: 2010…

Demand for good governance in the World bank : conceptual evolution, frameworks and activities

Abstract: World Bank activities to promote the demand for good governance (DFGG) agenda and social accountability are outlined and challenges in the implementation of DFGG mechanisms are identified. Author(s): Gurkan, Asli Source(s): , [30] p., ill., tabs Published: 2010 World bank], [Washington, DC (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://siteresources.worldbank.org/EXTSOCIALDEVELOPMENT/Resources/244362-1193949504055/DFGG_WB_Conceptual_Evolution.pdf

The Local public sector initiative : strengthening public services, achieving development, empowering people over the public sector

Abstract: The Local Public Sector Initiative (LPSI) was initiated in December 2010 by the Urban Institute Center on International Development and Governance to promote international development and strengthen public sector governance worldwide. The focus is on decentralization and local governance. Author(s): Source(s): , Published: 2010 Local public sector initiative (LPSI), Washington, DC (English ISBN/ISSN: /…

Demanding good governance : lessons from social accountability initiatives in Africa

Abstract: The case studies presented in this book represent a cross-section of African countries, drawing on initiatives launched and implemented both by civil society groups and by local and national governments in countries with different political contexts and cultures. Author(s): McNeil, Mary; Malena, Carmen Source(s): , xxvi, 236 p., ill., maps, tabs Published: 2010 World…

Reforming the Malawian public sector : retrospectives and prospectives

Abstract: This book examines decentralization, performance contracting, and public–private partnerships as key aspects of failed donor-induced public sector reforms in Malawi, using the case of the 2005/6 fertilizer subsidy programme. Author(s): Tambulasi, Richard I.C. Source(s): , CODESRIA book series vi, 110 p., ill., 24 cm CODESRIA book series Published: 2010 Council for the development of…