Role of local governments in building democracy : a study of Akkaraipattu municipal council of Sri Lanka

Abstract: Akkaraipattu Municipal Council of Sri Lanka is special in that Akkaraipattu is majority muslim area. The local political situation is such that normal democratic principles are no longer adhered to. Author(s): Aliff, Seeni Mohamed Source(s): , Journal of African & Asian local government studies (JAALGS); Vol. 2, No. 1] p. 32-47, ill., maps Journal…

Survey results : advanced seminar – decentralisation and local governance : session 1.2

Abstract: A survey on the extent and depth of decentralization was conducted among seminar participants from Eritrea, Burkina, Faso, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Cambodia, Ukraine, Afghanistan, Egypt, Guatemala, Pakistan, Dominican Republic, Morocco, Mozambique, Rwanda, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Zambia, and Lebanon. Author(s): ECDPM Source(s): , [17] p., ill. Published: 2012 European centre for development policy management] (ECDPM),…

Analyzing women’s participation in local government : examining the role of brokers in post-war eastern Sri Lanka

Abstract: This thesis examines how capacity building and a participatory approach to incorporate views of civil society, specically of women in Sri Lanka, can be used to create social cohesion and consequently facilitate peace building and reconstruction efforts. Author(s): Oakley, Erica R. Source(s): , ix, 71 p., ill., graphs, maps, tabs Published: 2011 Utrecht university,…

Case studies on community participation : regional trends, issues and practices in rural poverty reduction

Abstract: This ESCAP publication provides an overview of participatory approaches in rural development and rural poverty reduction in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as a description of three case studies on participatory approaches in China, Nepal, India, Sri Lanka and the Philippines. Author(s): ESCAP Source(s): , 100 p., ill., graphs, maps, tabs Published: 2009 United…

Lessons learned from Norway’s support for decentralisation and local government reform in developing countries

Abstract: The Norwegian participation in a number of local development and local governance programmes and projects over the past 20 years is analysed. Part 1 of the report summarises experiences across all the selected programmes and presents a synthesised overview of lessons learned. Author(s): Aasen, Berit Source(s): , Norad report : discussion; 22a 66 p…