Citizen participation and transparency in local government : an empirical analysis : paper

Abstract: The relationship between citizens’ engagement in participation programs and their assessment of government transparency was examined with a focus on perceptions of openness, corruption, communication with citizens, and fair and increased opportunities to participate in the decision making process. Author(s): Kim, Soonhee; Lee, Jooho Source(s): , 21 p., ill., tabs Published: 2012 Utrecht university,…

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.,…

Paths and pitfalls of decentralisation for sustainable forest management : experiences of the Asia-Pacific region

Abstract: Selected case studies of experiences with decentralization in the Asia-Pacific Region have been reviewed for their positive and negative aspects. The impacts on forest management and overall sustainability are noted. Author(s): Ferguson, Ian; Chandrasekharan, Cherukat Source(s): , 36 p., ill., tabs Published: 2004 Center for international forestry research (CIFOR), [Bogor (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link:…

Fostering community-driven development : what role for the state?

Abstract: State development strategies for more effectively tapping community-level energies and resources are examined, using case studies from Asia and Latin America. One approach is to form alliances between higher levels of government and communities to put pressure on local authorities. Author(s): Das Gupta, Monica; Grandvoinnet, Helene; Romani, Mattia Source(s): , Policy research working paper;…