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…

Analysis of basic service governance and the role of local authorities in improving service delivery

Abstract: A study was conducted in Libya, Sudan, Mauritania, Congo (Brazzaville), and Tanzania on the governance and provision of basic services. The aim was to understand how service delivery can be improved and how local government meet challenges and improve access. Author(s): Sutcliffe, Michael; Bannister, Sue Source(s): , UCLG GOLD : Africa report; III ,…

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:…