Empowerment of rural women : the role of gender-responsive governance and institutions : report of the secretary-general

Abstract: The report examines the contributions of gender-responsive governance and institutions to rural women’s empowerment. The role of local governments is highlighted. It was prepared for the fifty-sixth session of the Commission on the Status of Women, which took place from 27 February to 9 March 2012. Author(s): ECOSOC Source(s): , 20 p. Published: 2011…

KIT information portal : rural decentralization and local governance

Abstract: KIT’s information portal on Rural Decentralization and Local Governance provides free, full-text electronic resources on ways in which local government can promote equitable and sustainable growth and reduce poverty. Author(s): KIT Source(s): , Published: 2011 Royal tropical institute (KIT), Amsterdam (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://portals.kit.nl/rural_decentralization_and_local_governance

Module 13: Strengthening rural governance, institutions, and citizen participation using ICT

Abstract: ICT for governance, in the form of e-governance, e-services, and e-democracy, is a vital component of rural development. How governments, civil society groups, and NGOs offer their services in rural areas determines the extent to which improvements in agriculture reduce poverty. Author(s): Belden, Cory; Birner, Regina Source(s): , [30] p., ill., tabs Published: 2011…

BRAC’s non-formal primary education programme : scope, growth, achievements and factors contributing to its success

Abstract: This article describes the non-formal primary education (NFPE) programme, which has evolved in Bangladesh since 1985 and is now replicated in Afghanistan, Sudan and Uganda. It fills the gap between adult functional literacy programmes and government schools, involving poor, mostly rural communities. Author(s): Aldeen, Mahmuda Source(s): , [15] p., ill., tab Published: 2011 Informasi…

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…

Empowerment : an approach for development in rural areas of Iran

Abstract: Empowerment as a strategy for rural development in Iran is discussed. A distinction is made between social, political, psychological, and organizational empowerment. An integrated approach is advocated, involving local governnment, community support, and decentralized sectoral approaches. Author(s): Allahdadi, Fatemeh Source(s): , Journal of American science; Vol. 7, No. 5 p. 378-381, ill Journal of…

Be the change you want to see

Abstract: Founded in 2001, Janaagraha started as a movement to enable citizen participation in public governance in India. It has now evolved into a robust institution for Citizenship and Democracy. Janaagraha uses a comprehensive framework, REED, as its guiding principle to enhance public governance. Author(s): Source(s): , Published: 2011 Janaagraha centre for citizenship and democracy,…

Decentralisation of rural water : moving towards a solution or out-sourcing the problem?

Abstract: This presentation gives an overview of field studies of decentralization as a key contextual issue in rural water supply in Latin America and Africa. The audio can be downloaded from http://www.watercentre.org/wash2011/resolveuid/d92b27937427be17590dc3c317e8b75d. Author(s): Lockwood, Harold Source(s): , 15 p., ill., graphs, maps Published: 2011 Triple-s, Water services that last, [The Hague] (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link:…