LogoLink: Learning Initiative on Citizen Participation and Local Governance

LogoLink, the Learning Initiative on Citizen Participation and Local Governance, is a global network of practitioners from civil society organizations, research institutions and governments created to stimulate and support civil society organizations and networks that engage in citizen participation and social control of public policies at the local level. In the 1990’s, regional and international…

Does participatory budgeting in social housing give tenants real power over resources or is it simply tokenistic tenant empowerment?

Abstract: Participatory budgeting (PB) as used within social housing in UK is a new concept, but so far has very limited scope. Social housing providers have access to other budgets within their organizations, but cannot give residents more influence because of regulatory demands. Author(s): Richards, Isobel Source(s): , [169] p., ill., tabs Published: 2012 Tenant…

R4D : research for development

Abstract: R4D is a free access on-line portal containing the latest information about research funded by DFID, including details of current and past research in over 30,000 project and document records. Themes include agriculture, education, health, governance and conflict, food security, and social change. Author(s): DFID Source(s): , Published: 2012 Department for international development (DFID),…

Review of the Commonwealth local government good practice scheme

Abstract: The Good Practice Scheme partnered councils and local government associations from Jamaica, India, South Africa, Sierra Leone, Pakistan and Ghana with their counterparts in South Africa, India and the UK with the objective to exchange good practice and generate innovative solutions. Author(s): Duchnowski, Rachael Source(s): , Commonwealth journal of local governance (CJLG); 10 p.…

Performance in government : the evolving system of performance and evaluation measurement, monitoring, and management in the United Kingdom

Abstract: This Evaluation Capacity Development paper on the evolution and current state of the Public Service Agreements System in UK may be of benefit to officials involved in similar tasks in developing countries. Special emphasis is placed on success factors and institutional aspects. Author(s): Talbot, Colin Source(s): , Evaluation capacity development : ECD working paper…

The role of local government in promoting wellbeing : Healthy communities programme

Abstract: Cases from UK show how councils and the local partnerships they form affect change in the well-being of our communities. Several of the most important levers for improving well-being – planning, transport, education, leisure, housing – are instruments of local government. Author(s): Aked, Jody; Michaelsen, Juliet; Steuer, Nicola Source(s): , 69 p., ill., tabs…

Interaction toolkit

Abstract: This toolkit contains tips, guidance and resources to help councils ub the UK and their partners improve the impact of their international development activities. It explains why councils should get involved in development, how to develop a strategy, how to get buy-in, and about setting budgets. Author(s): Source(s): , Published: 2010 UK Local government…

Improving local government : the Commonwealth vision : background discussion paper

Abstract: This background discussion paper for the Commonwealth Local Government Conference on “Improving local government” (2009) identifies key questions and opportunities that exist to enhance the effectiveness of local government in terms of poverty alleviation, finance, democracy, and accountability. Author(s): Amis, Philip Source(s): , 29 p., ill., tab Published: 2009 Commonwealth local government forum (CLGF),…

Local government and participation

Abstract: The use of participatory learning and action (PLA) by local governments are discussed. One topic is how participation could be used to influence new styles of leadership that are more transparent and accountable. Author(s): Inglis, Andy Source(s): , PLA notes; 44 88 p., ill., graphs, maps, tabs, 30 cm PLA notes 44 Published: 2002…