R4D : research for development

Abstract: R4D is a free access on-line portal containing the latest information about research funded by DFID, including details of current and past research in over 30,000 project and document records. Themes include agriculture, education, health, governance and conflict, food security, and social change. Author(s): DFID Source(s): , Published: 2012 Department for international development (DFID),…

Agricultural commodities that respect land rights and food security : how to include land governance issues in sustainable commodity standards?

Abstract: The private sector has clear responsibilities for respecting land rights, including companies involved in investment, production and in the supply chain. The article uses case histories from Indonesia (palm oil) and Uganda to show how sustainable commodity standards may trigger that responsibility. Author(s): Man, Reinier De Source(s): , 29 p. Published: 2012 World bank,…

Participation and civic engagement

Abstract: The Participation and Civic Engagement Group (PCEG) promotes the participation of people to influence institutions, policies and processes for equitable development. It focuses on social accountability, enabling environment, participatory M&E, and participation at project, program & policy level. Author(s): World Bank Source(s): , Published: 2011 World bank, [Washington, DC] (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://go.worldbank.org/FMRAMWVYV0

Justice in the forests : a series of short films

Abstract: The Forest Governance Learning Group (FGLG) has produced a series of short films which show how small teams can have a big impact in tackling forest governance. They collectively make the case that for long term sustainability it is necessary to put social justice centre stage. Author(s): IIED Source(s): , 1 file, ill. Published:…

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),…

Centre for citizenship, globalization and governance

Abstract: The C2G2 Centre at Southampton University focuses on 5 research themes: citizenship & democracy; globalization and economic security; inequality & justice; post-carbon future; and, governance transformations from the local to the global level. Author(s): Source(s): , Published: 2011 University of Southampton. School of sociel sciences. Centre for citizenship, globalization and governance (C2G2), Southampton (English…

Expert advocacy for the marginalised : how and why democratic mediation matters to deepening democracy in the global South

Abstract: Different kinds of democratic mediation are reviewed: mediation as professional advocacy; mediation as representational entrepreneurship; and, mediation as citizenship development. In the last case, the empowerment of communities typically has a mostly positive impact on local governance. Author(s): Piper, Laurence; Von Lieres, Bettina Source(s): , IDS working paper; 364 41 p., ill., tab, 30…

Equalising sub-national governments’ spending needs in a developing country : the case of Tanzania

Abstract: Many countries use fiscal equalization to alleviate fiscal disparities created by decentralization. Application of a new method to estimate spending needs of local governments in developing countries shows that many Tanzanian districts are underfunded for health services. Author(s): RU Groningen Source(s): , 30 p., ill., graphs, tabs Published: 2011 Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (RuG), [Groningen (English…

Ensuring equitable distribution of land in Ghana : spirituality or policy? : a case study from the forest-savanna agroecological zone of Ghana

Abstract: The question of equitable distribution of land in forest-savannah zone of Ghana was investigated with a focus on the dichotomy of policy versus indigenous spirituality. The effectiveness of past land registration attempts is also examined. Generally, religio-cultural aspects must be factored in. Author(s): Awuah-Nyamekye, Samuel; Sarfo-Mensah, Paul Source(s): , The International indigenous policy journal.…