Place-based leadership in a global era

Abstract: Local governments across the world face challenges of globalisation and urbanisation. In many countries, a shift took place from ‘local government’ to ‘local governance’. To avoid undermining local democracy, place-based civic leadership must be given more attention, both in academe and practice. Author(s): Hambleton, Robin Source(s): , Commonwealth journal of local governance (CJLG); 8/9…

PRIA : Society for participatory research in Asia : making democracy work for all

Abstract: PRIA is an international centre for learning and promotion of participation and democratic governance. It actively shares its expertise and practical insights with other civil society groups, NGOs, governments, donors, trade unions, private business and academic institutions around the world. Author(s): PRIA Source(s): , Published: 2010 Society for participatory research in Asia (PRIA), New…

Introduction to the Mwananchi programme : strengthening citizen engagement

Abstract: The Programme Director explains how the project will bring together media, civil society organisations (CSOs) and elected representatives to create ‘coalitions of change’ and strengthen citizen engagement in seven African countries. Author(s): Tembo, Fletcher Source(s): , 2.55 min., ill. Published: 2010 Overseas development institute (ODI)]. Mwananchi programme, [London etc. (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvEHuof1ClA

Mwananchi : strengthening citizen engagement

Abstract: The Mwananchi Programme promotes local governance issues to strengthen citizens’ voices and improve governance and accountability in Africa. The programme works in Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Sierra Leone, Southern Sudan, Uganda and Zambia. Author(s): Source(s): , Published: 2010 Overseas development institute (ODI)]. Mwananchi programme, [London etc. (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://www.mwananchi-africa.org/

Strengthening citizen demand for good governance in the African context

Abstract: The conceptual foundations for action research to strengthen citizen engagement with the African state and improve governance are presented. The Mwananchi programme works to enhance political leverage for citizens as they engage with their governments at different levels. Author(s): Tembo, Fletcher Source(s): , Working paper / Mwananchi programme, Overseas development institute; 1 vii, 41…

The International association for the study of the commons : the leading professional association dedicated to the commons

Abstract: The IASC is a nonprofit association devoted to understanding and improving institutions for the management of resources that are (or could be) held or used collectively by communities in developing or developed countries. Author(s): Source(s): , Published: 2010 International association for the study of the commons (IASC), Mexico City (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://www.iasc-commons.org/

A study of the impact of decentralization on access to service delivery

Abstract: A cross-country empirical examination of the core dimensions of decentralization reform on access to health care and water supply in developing countries indicates that a multi-dimensional approach is more effective than decentralization through only one dimension. Author(s): Saavedra-Costas, Pablo A. Source(s): , vii, 128 p., ill., tabs Published: 2009 Scholarly materials and research at…

CBPS : Centre for budget and policy studies

Abstract: The Centre for Budget and Policy Studies works for the creation and sharing of knowledge for an empowered, equitable, just and democratic society in southern India. It does so by conducting research and evaluation in the areas of policy, budget, governance and public service delivery. Author(s): Source(s): , Published: 2009 Centre for budget and…

Africa power & politics

Abstract: Power and Politics in Africa is a five-year programme of research and policy engagement. It brings together research centres and think-tanks in Africa, Europe and the USA. The programme explores political, economic and social arrangements to promote development and poverty alleviation. Author(s): ODI Source(s): , Published: 2008 Overseas development institute (ODI)]. Africa power and…