The implications of federalism and decentralisation on socio-economic conditions in Ethiopia

Abstract: This paper analyses impacts of the federal system and decentralization on Ethiopia’s socio-economic development, with special reference to the health and eduction sectors. The principles of the Ethiopian federal system as well as those of the 2001/2002 decentralisation process are highlighted. Author(s): Zimmermann-Steinhart, Petra; Bekele, Yakob Source(s): , [Potchefstroom electronic law journal] (PER); Vol.…

Sharpening our understanding of decentralisation : summary of the ‘Grand panel’ discussion

Abstract: In July 2012, an advanced seminar on decentralization was held in Brussels to address the following questions: (1) why should donor agencies care more about decentralization? (2) how can decentralisation be “instrumental” to development? and (3) how to provide smart support to decentralization? Author(s): Source(s): , 1 blog file Published: 2012 Capacity4dev.eu, Brussels (English…

KIT information portal : rural decentralization and local governance

Abstract: KIT’s information portal on Rural Decentralization and Local Governance provides free, full-text electronic resources on ways in which local government can promote equitable and sustainable growth and reduce poverty. Author(s): KIT Source(s): , Published: 2011 Royal tropical institute (KIT), Amsterdam (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://portals.kit.nl/rural_decentralization_and_local_governance

Natural resource management & land tenure : [dossier]

Abstract: One of the aims of rural decentralization and local governance is to improve land governance, land use, and decision-making in the management of natural resources in order to support sustainable social and economic development. This online dossier is part of KIT´s Decentralization Portal. Author(s): KIT Source(s): , Published: 2011 Royal tropical institute (KIT), Amsterdam…

Women’s leadership : a case study from Cambodia

Abstract: The representation of women in community councils in Cambodia led to a decrease of domestic violence. Women feel that local authorities are listening to women’s calls for help and are dealing with the issue properly. Author(s): Maffii, Margherita Source(s): , 29 p., ill., tab Published: 2011 Heinrich Böll foundation – Cambodia, Phnom Penh (English…

NCDD : National coalition for dialogue & deliberation

Abstract: The National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) is an active network and community of practice centered around conflict resolution and public engagement practices. Its members help people work together across partisan, ethnic and other divides. Author(s): Source(s): , Published: 2010 National coalition for dialogue & deliberation (NCDD), Boiling Springs, PA (English ISBN/ISSN: /…

The impact of good governance on development and poverty in Africa : Botswana – a relatively successful African initiative

Abstract: At independence, Botswana was considered a hopeless case. Statistical evidence suggests that democratic governance with transparency, accountability, little corruption, and effective decentralization has been a critical contributor to its development success. Author(s): Sebudubudu, David Source(s): , African journal of political science and international relations; Vol. 4, No. 7 p. 249-262, ill., graphs, tabs African…

Demanding good governance : lessons from social accountability initiatives in Africa

Abstract: The case studies presented in this book represent a cross-section of African countries, drawing on initiatives launched and implemented both by civil society groups and by local and national governments in countries with different political contexts and cultures. Author(s): McNeil, Mary; Malena, Carmen Source(s): , xxvi, 236 p., ill., maps, tabs Published: 2010 World…

International migration, social change and local governance in Ourossogui and Louga, two small urban centres in Senegal

Abstract: This paper, to be found at IIED’s website, describes the impacts of migrants’ investments in two small urban centres in Senegal, located in areas with high rates of international migration, how these transform social relations and the implications for local governance systems. Author(s): Sall, Mohamadou Source(s): , Human settlements working paper. Rural-urban interactions and…