New participatory instruments in local governance : cases from Rwanda, South Africa, and Uganda : paper

Abstract: The importance of community participation in Africa is illustrated, using case studies from Rwanda (health services) and Uganda (Local-to-Local Dialogue) that are intended to strengthen both the action and voice of local citizens in delivering public services. Author(s): Matovu, George W.M. Source(s): , 18 p., ill., graphs Published: 2011 Local government managers Australia (LGMA)],…

Environmental and gender impacts of land tenure regularization in Africa : pilot evidence from Rwanda

Abstract: Decentralized, low-cost land tenure regularization in Rwanda improved land access for legally married women, stimulated investment and maintenance of soil conservation measures, and had no negative effect in terms of distress sales and consecutive landlessness. Author(s): Ali, Daniel Ayalew; Deininger, Klaus; Goldstein, Markus Source(s): , Policy research working paper; WPS 5765 29 p., ill.,…

Rwanda : food security and land governance factsheet

Abstract: This factsheet contains information on the regulatory land governance framework in Rwanda, including land tenure forms, the institutional land governance framework, gender, foreign direct investment, land grabbing, national policy, and donor support. Author(s): Heegde, Martijn De; Hilhorst, Dorothea H.M.; Porchet, Nicholas Source(s): , 8 p., ill., tabs Published: 2011 Land governance for equitable and…

Fostering social accountability : from principle to practice : guidance note

Abstract: This note provides an overview of the principles of social accountability and provides guidance on how to incorporate the practice of social accountability into programming, illustrated by examples of how it is currently being operationalized in many contexts in different regions. Author(s): Lister, Sarah; Sadasivam, Bharati Source(s): , 46 p., ill., tabs Published: 2010…

Mobilising tax revenue to finance development : the case for property taxation in Francophone Africa

Abstract: The design and implementation of property tax systems in West Africa as a source of national or municipal revenue is analysed. Development partners could support tax reform through capacity building in the areas of fiscal decentralisation, governance, skills, ICT, collection, and enforcement. Author(s): Monkam, Nara F. Source(s): , Working paper / University of Pretoria;…

Rwandese association of local government authorities

Abstract: The Rwandese Association of Local Government Authorities (RALGA) strives for efficient, effective, transparent and accountable local governments that respond to the demands of people, that are just, democratic and participatory, and which are citizen, investor, and donor friendly. Author(s): Source(s): , Published: 2009 Rwandese association of local government authorities (RALGA), Kigali (English ISBN/ISSN: /…