Opposed legalities and collective action in a conflict context : the case of land rights in Darfur

Abstract: This article examines how the internal functioning and interaction of statutory, customary, and Islamic legal regimes regarding land, and their attendant forms of collective action, have become aligned with different with different sides of the war in Darfur. Author(s): Unruh, Jon Source(s): , 21 p. Published: 2012 World bank, Washington, DC (English ISBN/ISSN: /…

Participatory development and non-governmental organisations in Sudan : expectations and realities

Abstract: The role of NGOs for participatory development in Sudan is discussed and their performance is examined. The need establishing effective networks and links between government institutions local community organizations, private sectors and international organizations is emphasized. Author(s): El-Gack, Nawal Source(s): , Africa development; vol. 37, no. 2 p. 195-208 Africa development vol. 37, no.…

South Sudan : food security and land governance factsheet

Abstract: This factsheet contains information on the regulatory land governance framework in Mozambique, including land tenure forms, the institutional land governance framework, gender, foreign direct investment, land grabbing, national policy, and donor support. Author(s): Heegde, Martijn De; Hilhorst, Dorothea H.M.; Porchet, Nicholas Source(s): , 6 p., ill., map, tabs Published: 2011 Land governance for equitable…

Analysis of basic service governance and the role of local authorities in improving service delivery

Abstract: A study was conducted in Libya, Sudan, Mauritania, Congo (Brazzaville), and Tanzania on the governance and provision of basic services. The aim was to understand how service delivery can be improved and how local government meet challenges and improve access. Author(s): Sutcliffe, Michael; Bannister, Sue Source(s): , UCLG GOLD : Africa report; III ,…

Decentralization and political opposition in contemporary Africa : evidence from Sudan and Ethiopia

Abstract: The impact of decentralization on political stability is examined, using the contrasting cases of Ethiopia and Sudan. In Sudan, inequitable decentralization opened the door for political opposition in the North to topple the regime, whereas equitable decentralization in Ethiopia led to stability. Author(s): Green, Elliott D. Source(s): , [26] p. Published: 2011 London school…

Introduction to the Mwananchi programme : strengthening citizen engagement

Abstract: The Programme Director explains how the project will bring together media, civil society organisations (CSOs) and elected representatives to create ‘coalitions of change’ and strengthen citizen engagement in seven African countries. Author(s): Tembo, Fletcher Source(s): , 2.55 min., ill. Published: 2010 Overseas development institute (ODI)]. Mwananchi programme, [London etc. (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvEHuof1ClA