Decentralization in the Arab World

Based on a book published by the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies (LCPS) and funded by the Open Society Foundations, Mona Harb and Sami Attalah recently wrote a policy brief entitled “Decentralization in the Arab World Must be Strengthened to Provide Better Services.” The authors note that decentralization in the Arab world falls behind other…

Urban institute Center on international development and governance : nonpartisan economic and social policy research

Abstract: The Urban Institute Center on International Development and Governance (IDG) improves opportunities for citizens in developing countries by providing research and aid focused on local government, delivery and financing of public services, and the interactions with firms and citizens. Author(s): Source(s): , Published: 2013 Urban institute, Washington, DC (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://www.urban.org/center/idg/about/

Attribution and accountability : voting for roads in Ghana

Abstract: The thesis argues that democracy makes African governments more responsive to the rural majority, thereby generating dissatisfaction among urban voters. A distinction is made between attributable inputs (roads) and non-attributable inputs (education material) in Ghana. Author(s): Harding, Robin Source(s): , 45 p., ill., graphs, maps, tabs Published: 2013 New York university (NYU)], [New York,…

Decentralization and popular democracy : governance from below in Bolivia

Abstract: This website provides access to the chapter summaries, primary data, and the full Spanish translation of Faguet’s book on Decentralization and Popular Democracy, which examines the long-term effect of decentralization on democracy, public services, and accountability, using the case of Bolivia. Author(s): LSE Source(s): , Published: 2013 London school of economics and political science…

Decentralization and sub-national governance : a section of the Latin American studies association

Abstract: The Decentralization and Sub-national Governance section of the Latin American Studies Association promotes scholarship, collaboration, and conversation on topics relating to politics at the subnational levels and between levels of government in Latin America. Author(s): University Of Pittsburgh Source(s): , Published: 2013 University of Pittsburgh. Latin American studies association (LASA), Pittsburgh, PA (English ISBN/ISSN:…

E-government implementation and practice in developing countries

Abstract: [Partial preview] This book reports on the current developments with e-government. It discusses m-government, e-governance, e-participation, e-inclusion, and the use of mobile phones and social networking . Many developing countries experience problems with the adoption of e-government systems. Author(s): Mahmood, Zaigham Source(s): , Advances in electronic government, digital divide, and regional development series 420…

Decentralization

Abstract: Lacking a good definition, this article clarifies the linguistic, institutional, and historical contexts in which the term decentralization is used. The complexity of designing decentralized institutions is highlighted. The outcome often consists of a mix of decentralization and deconcentration. Author(s): Divay, Gérard Source(s): , 4 p. Published: 2012 École nationale d’administration publique (ENAP), [Québec…