Local Government and Good Governance: The Case of Samoa

Demonstrated as a recognized force for positive development, establishing and maintaining local government and good governance helps nations to attain the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). “Local Government and Good Governance: The Case of Samoa,”  a 2010 report published by the Commonwealth Journal of Local Governance, argues that any attempt to build the capacity of Samoa’s local government should involve enhancing…

Local government legislation in the Commonwealth Pacific

Abstract: [Partial preview] Legislation across a range of Pacific countries is examined. Principles for effective legislation include: democracy & representation; empowerment; probity; oversight & support; capacity & sustainability; efficiency, effectiveness & equity; and, inter-government co-operation. Author(s): Sansom, Graham Source(s): , Commonwealth secretariat local government reform series; 4 100 p, ill Commonwealth secretariat local government reform…

Local government and good governance : the case of Samoa

Abstract: The author uses the case of decentralization in Samoa to argue that capacity building for accountability and transparency in local government should take into account sound knowledge and respect of cultural practices and traditions. Author(s): Amosa, Desmond Uelese Source(s): , Commonwealth journal of local governance (CJLG); 7 p. 7-21, ill. Commonwealth journal of local…