V-Dem: Varieties of Democracy

V-Dem, short for Varieties of Democracy, is an exciting project that brings a new  dimension to the discourse of democracy . V-Dem describes their project as a new approach to conceptualizing and  measuring  democracy. It is a collaboration between more than 50 scholars worldwide and co-hosted by the Department of Political Science at the University of Gothenburg,…

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/

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:…

R4D : research for development

Abstract: R4D is a free access on-line portal containing the latest information about research funded by DFID, including details of current and past research in over 30,000 project and document records. Themes include agriculture, education, health, governance and conflict, food security, and social change. Author(s): DFID Source(s): , Published: 2012 Department for international development (DFID),…

IFLEA : Institutions for forest resource and livelihood management in east African forest landscapes

Abstract: The objective of IFLEA is to strengthen research capacities to better understand the role of institutions and institutional change for sustainable natural resource management and livelihoods in East African forest landscapes, specifically Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. Author(s): Source(s): , Published: 2012 Institutions for forest resource and livelihood management in east African forest landscapes…

NIBR : Norwegian institute for urban and regional research = Norsk institutt for by- og regionforskning

Abstract: The Norwegian Institute for Uban and Regional Research (NIBR) is an independent social science research institution. It conducts governance studies, nationally and internationally, southern and East Africa, South and south-east Asia, and Latin America. Author(s): Source(s): , Published: 2012 Norwegian institute for urban and regional research (NIBR), Oslo (English; Norwegian ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://www.nibr.no/en/

Van Vollenhoven institute [for law, governance, and development]

Abstract: Through research and teaching, the Van Vollenhoven Institute seeks to contribute to a better understanding of the formation and functioning of legal systems in developing countries and their effectiveness in contributing to good governance and development. Author(s): Van Vollenhoven Institute For Law And Administration In Non-Western Countries Source(s): , Published: 2012 Universiteit Leiden, Van…

Decentralization and rural service delivery in Uganda

Abstract: The paper documents the state of knowledge regarding rural service provision in Uganda under decentralization and identifies knowledge gaps for further investigation. Its focus is on education, health, and agricultural advisory services, as well as the management of natural resources in Uganda. Author(s): Bashaasha, Bernard; Mangheni, Margaret Najjingo; Nkonya, Ephraim Source(s): , IFPRI discussion…

Fiscal challenges, development opportunities? : 20 key questions on domestic resource mobilisation

Abstract: Key research questions with regard to taxation and development are identified, including the issue of how to ensure that fiscal decentralization enhances the “fiscal contract” between taxpayers and public authorities? Author(s): Byiers, Bruce; Dalleau, Melissa Source(s): , ECDPM discussion paper; 125 ix, 45 p., ill., graphs, tabs ECDPM discussion paper 125 Published: 2011 European…

UNU school for land administration studies

Abstract: The School for Land Administration Studies aims to provide support in the area of land policy and land policy instruments through education and capacity building, research, advisory services, and expert meetings. Land policy determines access to land for food production and poverty alleviation. Author(s): Universiteit Twente Source(s): , Published: 2011 University of Twente. Faculty…