United nations development programme India

Abstract: UNDP helps strengthen Indian systems, institutions and mechanisms enabling local elected representatives, officials and communities to perform their functions effectively, including planning, implementation and monitoring of decentralized development programmes. Author(s): UNDP Source(s): , Published: 2010 United nations development programme (UNDP) India, New Delhi (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://www.undp.org.in/whatwedo/democratic_governance

Inside the black box : the political economy of local governments and their role in rural development

Abstract: Many studies of decentralization and local governance treat local governments as a “black box” and do not capture the multi-faceted ways in which rural citizens interact with local governments and influence local government performance. Hence this workshop with 18 case studies and keynote papers. Author(s): IFPRI Source(s): , Published: 2010 International food policy research…

Evaluation of UNDP contribution to strengthening local governance participation

Abstract: The evaluation recommends that UNDP should more explicitly and effectively mainstream local governance into all programmatic focus areas by developing a coherent framework that is firmly grounded in the practice of human development. Author(s): Daniel, Louise Source(s): , xviii, 74 p., ill., tabs Published: 2010 United nations development programme (UNDP), New York, NY (English…

Empowering Indonesian communities through direct participation in developing infrastructure and services

Abstract: The National Program for Community Empowerment encourages local communities to participate in the planning process; provides financial support to the communities for poverty alleviation; and enhances the partnership of central and local governments to best provide services where most needed. Author(s): World Bank Source(s): , IBRD results 6 p., ill IBRD results Published: 2010…

Rural development institute : securing land rights for the world’s poorest

Abstract: RDI is an international nonprofit organization working to secure land rights for the world’s poorest people to work. RDI partners with developing countries on design and implementation of laws, policies, and programs concerning land to enhance economic growth, and promote social justice. Author(s): Source(s): , Published: 2009 Rural development institute (RDI), Seattle, WA [etc.]…

Land grab or development opportunity? : agricultural investment and international land deals in Africa

Abstract: The first detailed study of large scale land acquisitions in Africa analyses the modalities and likely impacts. highlighting the possible opportunities if things are managed well and warns of the risks to food security and rural development if contracts are not properly negotiated and enforced. Author(s): Cotula, Lorenzo Source(s): , viii, 120 p., ill.,…

PREVAL monitoring and evaluation (PM&E) for rural development

Abstract: PREVAL is a global platform working with (national and local) government institutions, project technical units, and rural organisations to build and strengthen capacity to develop and implement Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation systems to produce information for decision making and learning. Author(s): PREVAL Source(s): , Published: 2009 PREVAL, Lima (English; Spanish ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://preval.org/en