European Union Commits to Increase Development Aid for Tajikistan

On October 20, 2014, the European Union and the Republic of Tajikistan took part in their fourth Cooperation Council meeting, during which the European Commission released its decision to significantly expand its development aid to this developing Central Asian country. The Commission’s aid to Tajikistan will increase by €251 million from 2014 to 2020 and will go towards…

Our future – make it work : National development plan 2030

Abstract: South Africa’s National Development Plan aims to eliminate poverty and reduce inequality by 2030. Challenges include: (1) unemployment; (2) infrastructure; (3) education; (4) spatial divides; (5) resource-dependence of the economy; (6) health; (7) public services; and (8) corruption. Author(s): South Africa Source(s): , 61 p., ill., maps Published: 2012 South African government information, [S.l.]…

An integrated and inclusive rural economy

Abstract: According to chapter 6 of the National Development Plan, rural communities require greater economic and political opportunities to overcome poverty and ensure quality access to basic services, health care, education and food security. Better intergovernmental relations will improve rural governance. Author(s): South Africa Source(s): , p. 217-234, ill., graphs, maps, tabs Published: 2012 South…

Dimension of decentralization process and rural local government in India : a comparison with Bangladesh

Abstract: Lessons are learned from the decentralization process at the middle-tier of rural administration in India for possible adoption by the middle-tier (Upazila Parzlrhad) in Bangladesh. In India, the three tiers of rural administration are cooperative, because roles and functions are clearly specified. Author(s): Islam, Md. Taufiqul; Fujita, Koichi Source(s): , Kyoto working papers on…

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

Strengthening social capital : the GoBifo approach in rural Sierra Leone

Abstract: Gobifo is a community-driven development (CDD) project, which supports decentralization and increases village-level social capital by disbursing block grants directly into community development accounts to support health, education, agriculture, infrastructure and income-generation projects. Author(s): Sesay, Sullay; Baltissen, Gerard; Manyeh, Morie Source(s): , 70 p., ill., maps, 23 cm Published: 2011 KIT, Amsterdam (English ISBN/ISSN:…