Global forum on local development (GFLD) : pursuing the MDGs through local government, Kampala, Uganda, October 4th-6th, 2010

Abstract: WEBSITE: The goal of the Global Forum on Local Development is to broaden and deepen the paradigm of local development through democratic local governments to achieve the MDGs, and to unpack what it takes for local governments to deliver local development outcomes. Author(s): UNCDF Source(s): , Published: 2010 United nations capital development fund (UNCDF),…

Improving district level leadership on sanitation and hygiene in Uganda

Abstract: A Learning for Policy and Practice in Sanitation and Hygiene (LeaPPS) programme was launched in Uganda to develop local stakeholders’ capacities to set performance targets, monitor and analyse their achievements and be innovative in their approaches. Author(s): Silva Wells, Carmen Da; Turyareeba, Patience; Mommen, Brecht Source(s): , [3] p., ill. Published: 2009 IRC international…

Ministry of local governance and housing website

Abstract: The Ministry of Local Government and Housing of Zambia is charged with the administration of the local government system. Among its functions are: chiefs’ affairs, water supply and sanitation, municipal infrastructure services and support services, and provision of feeder, community and urban roads. Author(s): Zambia Source(s): , Published: 2009 Ministry of local governance and…

Improving the provision of basic services for the poor in fragile environments : water supply, sanitation and hygiene international literature review

Abstract: This paper constitutes a literature review of the international practice and experience in supporting pro-poor service provision in fragile states, focusing on multilateral and bilateral donors’ approaches to the water supply, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector. Author(s): Welle, Katharina Source(s): , 30 p., ill., tabs Published: 2008 Overseas development institute (ODI). Humanitarian policy group…

Water services fault lines : an assessment of South Africa’s water and sanitation provision across 15 municipalities

Abstract: The key impediments to water services delivery at the local level in South Africa were ascertained. The report, based on interviews conducted at 15 municipalities across the country, identifies nine cross-cutting ‘fault lines’, which reflect systemic obstacles to the provision of water services. Author(s): Tissington, Kate Source(s): , iv, 78 p., ill., graphs, tabs…

Rural drinking water and sanitation

Abstract: The status of water supply and sanitation in rural India is explored and the milestones achieved through decentralization of this sector is examined. The role of NGOs, CBOs, and panchayats in promoting water and sanitation is evaluated through case studies. Author(s): Bapat, Jyotsna Source(s): , p. 210-225, ill., graph, tabs Published: 2007 Oxford university…

Strengthening capacity for local WASH governance

Abstract: This briefing note looks at ways that decentralized bodies can be strengthened to carry out their new functions better, so that people gain access to safe water and sanitation services. Author(s): McIntyre, Peter Source(s): , 8 p., ill. Published: 2006 IRC international water and sanitation centre, Delft (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://www.irc.nl/redir/content/download/28952/302264/file/001_Capacity%20development.pdf

The effects of decentralisation and privatisation on urban environmental management : waste management in the Accra metropolitan area

Abstract: This study deals with new institutional arrangements for solid waste management in Accra, Ghana. It was carried out with the aim of making clear how government’s decentralization and privatization policies affect the practices and performance of service providers. Author(s): Obirih-Opareh, Nelson Source(s): , NIRP research for policy series; 22 62 p., ill., 21 cm…

Lessons from experiences in decentralising infrastructure & service delivery in rural areas : (Uganda case study)

Abstract: The outcomes of innovations in infrastructure service delivery in rural Uganda as introduced by a District Development Programme in the sectors of health, education, water and sanitation, rural roads and agriculture are evaluated. Author(s): Onyach-Olaa , Martin Source(s): , xi, 53 p., ill., graphs, tabs Published: 2003 Asian development bank (ADB)], [Manila (English ISBN/ISSN:…