Governance in mining areas in Tanzania with special reference to land issues

Abstract: Significant disputes and conflicts have surfaced among stakeholders in gold mining in Tanzania, including artisanal, small and large miners, host communities and community-based organizations, as well as local and central government authorities. The different interests must be aligned. Author(s): Lugoe, Furaha Source(s): , ESRF discussion paper; 41 iv, 13 p ESRF discussion paper 41…

Forest governance learning group

Abstract: The FGLG aims to improve governance of forest resources internationally and in 11 countries through: (1) forest rights and small forest enterprises; (2) legitimate forest products; (3) pro-poor climate mitigation forestry; and (4) trans-national learning for improved social justice in forestry. Author(s): IIED Source(s): , Published: 2011 International institute for environment and development (IIED),…

The effectiveness of local business service centres in disseminating information to woman entrepreneurs in Gauteng, South Africa

Abstract: This article examines the effectiveness of local business service centres (LBSCs) as information dissemination operations. It was found that black women entrepreneurs were not aware of the services and a special outreach effort in the townships is called for. Author(s): Chiloane-Tsoka, Evelyn G. Source(s): , Gender & behaviour; vol. 9, no. 1 p. 3566-3579…

Small scale, large impacts : transforming central and west African forest industry and trade to improve sustainable development, growth and governance

Abstract: In many countries SMFEs make a significant contribution to local economies through the informal markets. The formalization of SMFEs provides an alternative to the failed public management of forests for industrial scale concessions or state-managed conservation. Author(s): Molnar, Augusta Source(s): , x, 37 p., ill., graphs, maps, tabs Published: 2010 Rights and resources initiative,…

Contracting the road to development : early impacts of a rural roads program

Abstract: The Peruvian rural roads program (RRP) contracts private local firms for rehabilitation and maintenance with local supervision by community leaders setting incentives that favour prevention activities. It enhanced road transitability, employment, and investments in education and health. Author(s): Valdivia, Martin Source(s): , PMMA working paper; 18 40 p., ill., tabs PMMA working paper 18…

Promoting micro and small scale industries for local development in Ghana : the case of east Mamprusi district

Abstract: The performance of local government institutions in the delivery of services in support of Micro and Small Scale Industries development is examined. The focus is on small-scale industries engaged in bakery, pito brewing, batik tie and dye, weaving, blacksmithing, soap making, and oil extraction. Author(s): Joseph, Louknaan Source(s): , xv, 113 p., ill., graphs,…