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

Local government in Thailand : analysis of the local administrative organization survey

Abstract: In 2006, a survey on the decentralization process in Thailand and the massive changes after the decentralization was carried out. Topics included: (1) the threat of recentralization; (2) the problem of measuring local capability; and (3) the development of local politics. Author(s): Nagai, Fumio; Mektrairat, Nakharin; Funatsu, Tsuruyo Source(s): , Joint research program (JRP)…

Participatory budgeting

Abstract: This book examines the potential and perils of participatory budgeting, as observed from practices around the globe. Part I presents the nuts and bolts of participatory budgeting. Part II surveys experiences with participatory budgeting in various regions of the world. Author(s): Shah, Anwar Source(s): , Public sector governance and accountability series xxiii, 269 p.,…

Local governance in tsunami recovery : lessons learned and emerging principles

Abstract: An analysis of lessons learned and emerging principles with regard to the functioning of local governance in post-Tsunami disaster recovery, drawing primarily on experiences from India, Indonesia, Maldives, Thailand and Sri Lanka. Author(s): UNDP Source(s): , 20 p., ill., tabs Published: 2006 United nations development programme] (UNDP), [New York, NY (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link:…

Decentralization of natural resources management : lessons from southeast Asia : synthesis of decentralization case studies under the Resources policy support initiative (REPSI)

Abstract: This report summarizes the findings of case studies on decentralization of natural resources management in Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam. It explores the issue of participation and discusses access and equity in community-based management systems. Author(s): Kurauchi , Yuko Source(s): , 32 p., ill. Published: 2006 World resources institute (WRI), [Washington, DC (English…

Environment, livelihoods and local institutions : decentralization in mainland Southeast Asia

Abstract: This report provides an overview of the decentralization of natural resources decision-making and management in mainland Southeast Asia during the past 20 years. Based on seven case studies, the report analyzes the implications of these reforms for upland ecosystems and livelihoods. Author(s): Dupar, Mairi; Badenoch, Nathan; Dang Thanh, Ha Source(s): , v, 77 p.,…