An efficiency analysis of basic service provision in South African local government (2006/7 to 2008/9)

Abstract: The effectiveness and efficiency with which municipalities have provided (Reconstruction and Development Program) RDP water, sanitation, electricity, and refuse removal was evaluated for 231 disadvantaged local municipalities and 46 district municipalities in South Africa. Author(s): Van Der Westhuizen, G.; Dollery, B.; Grant, B. Source(s): , TD : The Journal for transdisciplinary research in Southern…

Practical entry points for improving governance for rural sanitation and hygiene

Abstract: Despite ongoing decentralization efforts, local planning and resource allocation rarely integrate water supply, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). Rural WASH programmes often run in relative isolation of local governance processes. Practical entry points for improving WASH governance are needed. Author(s): Tandukar, Bimal Source(s): , [15] p., ill., graphs Published: 2011 SNV Asia, [Hanoi etc.] (English…

Local governance critical for achieving development goals : key note speech

Abstract: UNDP administrator Helen Clark identifies key drivers of MDG progress with particular relevance to local governance, including gender equality in education and representation, inclusive growth, development ownership and accountability, sanitation, water supply, and energy access. Author(s): Clark, Helen Source(s): , [3] p. Published: 2011 United nations development programme (UNDP), New York, NY (English ISBN/ISSN:…

Towards better service delivery : an economic update on Cameroon : with a focus on fiscal decentralization

Abstract: In Cameroon, decentralization is the principal policy tool to improve service delivery. Some key building blocks in fiscal decentralization still need to be addressed to prevent indicators for primary school completion, child mortality, sanitation, and drinking water from dropping. Author(s): Source(s): , Cameroon economic update; 2 20 p., ill., graphs, tabs Cameroon economic update…

Improving service delivery through outsourcing

Abstract: Analysis of 10 case studies of outsourcing in the South African public sector demonstrates that local governments could use it more often to improve the delivery of services such as sanitation, water provision and infrastructure. Author(s): Badenhorst-Weiss, J.A.; Ambe, I.M. Source(s): , Journal of contemporary management; Vol. 8 p. 453-472, ill., tabs Journal of…