Right to Participation in Local Democratic Governance

The formulation of a “Global Charter on Right to Participation in Local Democratic Governance” was initiated by the Learning Initiative on Citizen Participation in Local Governance (Logo Link) to deepen citizen participation in local democracy by scaling-up, mainstreaming and institutionalizing citizen participation in all spheres of democratic governance. Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA) organized consultations…

Innovations in Citizen Participation

Community Participation Improves Healthcare Community participation impacts multiple sectors. Typically, we hear about its impacts on a political decision or an election; however, community participation also has the ability to improve health standards. As part of the 1998 health reforms, Bangladesh’s government established Health Watch oversight committees to encourage community members to monitor health providers at…

NIBR : Norwegian institute for urban and regional research = Norsk institutt for by- og regionforskning

Abstract: The Norwegian Institute for Uban and Regional Research (NIBR) is an independent social science research institution. It conducts governance studies, nationally and internationally, southern and East Africa, South and south-east Asia, and Latin America. Author(s): Source(s): , Published: 2012 Norwegian institute for urban and regional research (NIBR), Oslo (English; Norwegian ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://www.nibr.no/en/

Technical consultation on the role of community based providers in improving maternal and newborn health : report

Abstract: In 2012, a technical consultation took place on the role of community based providers in improving maternal and newborn health. The focus was on best practices and country experiences in improving the quality and coverage of maternal and newborn health services involving community based providers. Author(s): Kok, Maryse; Herschderfer, Kathy; Koning, Korrie De Source(s):…

Building trust in government : innovations in governance reform in Asia

Abstract: Within the framework of democratic governance, decentralization and local autonomy are crucial in fostering more participatory governance and enhancing trust in government. Decentralization contributes to the empowerment of local communities and trust in government at all levels. Author(s): Cheema, G. Shabbir; Popovski, Vesselin Source(s): , Trends and innovations in governance series xv, 260 p.,…

School processes, local governance and community participation : understanding access

Abstract: A literature review was conducted to look into inclusion and exclusion and the processes as well as events that influence improved access to education in poor countries in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Gaps in research on school governance and decentralization have been identified. Author(s): Dunne, Máiréad; Akyeampong, Kwame; Humphreys, Sara Source(s): , CREATE…

Empowering the marginalized : case studies of social accountability initiatives in Asia

Abstract: Thirteen case studies of social accountability, including citizen participation in public policy making, participatory budgeting, participatory gender budget formulation and analysis, independent budget analysis, public expenditure tracking, citizen monitoring, and social audits. Author(s): Sirker, Karen; Cosic, Sladjana Source(s): , WBI working papers ix, 86 p., ill., tabs WBI working papers Published: 2007 World bank…

Alignment strategies in the field of decentralisation and local governance : country study of practices and experiences : Nepal : international development partner harmonisation for enhanced aid effectiveness : final report

Abstract: This study reviews experiences and strategies in harmonizing and increasing effectiviness in donor support to decentralization and local governance processes in Nepal. It identifies lessons learned and future perspectives. Author(s): Hesselbarth, Susanne Source(s): , vi, [36] p., ill., tabs Published: 2007 InWEnt]. Development partners working group on local governance and decentralisation (DPWG-LGD), [Bonn (English…