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:…

The rural-sensitive evaluation model for evaluation of local governments’ sensitivity to rural issues in Serbia : paper

Abstract: In search of indicators to measure the level of pro-rural aspirations of local governments (LGs), the main existing approaches have been examined. A new index, the Municipal Rural-Sensitive Index, has been developed to allow comparison between LGs and show changes over time. Author(s): Milic, Branislav B.; Bogdanov, Natalija; Heijman, Wim Source(s): , 17 p.,…

The rural hub : supporting rural development in western and central Africa = Le hub rural : appui au développement rural en Afrique de l’ouest et du centre

Abstract: Some of the topics dealt with in The Rural Hub are : local development, decentralization, and land tenure. Author(s): Source(s): , Published: 2011 Immeuble Ousseynou Thiam Guéye, [Dakar (English; French ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://www.hubrural.org/spip.php?page=documentation&var_mode=recalcul&id_rubrique=2&opt=result&pages=1

Reinventing rural development in Vietnam : discursive constructions of grassroots democracy during the renovation reform

Abstract: This paper examines the impacts and interpretations of the Grassroots Democracy Decree (GDD) among rural development professionals. Three discourses prevail: liberalist democratization, improved efficiency in state renovation, and enhanced accountability in governing local policy ambiguities. Author(s): Larsen, Rasmus Klocker Source(s): , Asia Pacific viewpoint; vol. 52, no. 3 p. 316-332 Asia Pacific viewpoint vol.…