Partnership for Democratic Governance in Southeast-Asia

The Partnership for Democratic Governance in Southeast-Asia (DELGO’SEA) is a network of local government associations, non-government organizations, local authorities, and academic institutions in Southeast Asia formed to share success stories in local governance. It is hoped that in sharing best practices, these successes can be replicated in other cities and municipalities in the region. DELGO’SEA, co-funded…

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/

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.,…

Is decentralization glue of solvent for national unity?

Abstract: The very mixed stories of linkages between decentralization and national unity that emerge in a wide variety of countries around the world are reviewed with special emphasis on the actual or potential problem of secessionist tendencies. Author(s): Bird, Richard; Vaillancourt, François; Roy-César, Édison Source(s): , International studies program : working paper; 10-03 41 p.,…

Citizens’ participation and local governance in South East Asia

Abstract: A paper looking at the successes, lessons and challenges of opening up local governance to poor people in four Southeast Asian Countries: Philippines, Indonesia, Cambodia and Thailand. Author(s): One World Action Source(s): , 15 p., ill. Published: 2008 One world action, London (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://www.eldis.org/vfile/upload/1/document/0807/citizens_participation_SEA.pdf

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…

Communities, livelihoods, and natural resources : action research and policy change in Asia

Abstract: By presenting field reports of innovative approaches to poverty reduction and sustainable resource use, it provides practitioners with models of good practice in participatory, community-based resource management and contributes to broader learning in NRM policy. Author(s): Tyler, Stephen R. Source(s): , [341] p., ill., graphs, maps, tabs Published: 2006 International development research centre (IDRC)…