The role of land tools with respect to land access and tenure security for the poor : cases from Anglophone peri-urban Africa

Abstract: Three peri-urban areas in Zambia, Namibia and Botswana were studied to evaluate the poverty alleviating impact of innovative tools for the formalization of informal settlements. These tools can be considered a useful addition, but appear to have mixed results. Author(s): Asperen, Paul Van; Zevenbergen, Jaap Source(s): , 25 p., ill., tabs Published: 2012 World…

UCLG-MEWA : United cities and local governments Middle East and west Asia section

Abstract: UCLG-MEWA continues its activities for cities and local governments in the region, serving the main principles of democracy, human rights, local self-government, international solidarity, accountability and transparency, and sustainable development. Author(s): UCLG Source(s): , Published: 2012 United cities and local governments Middle East and west Asia section (UCLG-MEWA), Istanbul (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://www.uclg-mewa.org/

United nations advisory committee of local authorities (UNACLA)

Abstract: The UNACLA, established in 2000, is a high-level group of selected mayors and representatives of local authority associations especially chosen on the basis of their local, national and international commitment to engage in the implementation of the Habitat Agenda. Author(s): UN-Habitat Source(s): , Published: 2012 [United nations human settlements programme] (UN-HABITAT), Nairobi (English ISBN/ISSN:…

Adapting land administration to the institutional framework of customary tenure : the case of peri-urban Ghana

Abstract: Case studies from peri-urban areas in Ghana and participatory GIS are used to demonstrate that customary rights can be recognized by adapting land administration to the institutional framework of customary tenure, provided customary institutions receive sufficient support to undertake LA functions. Author(s): Arko-Adjei, Anthony Source(s): , Sustainable urban areas; 39 255 p., ill., maps,…

Place-based leadership in a global era

Abstract: Local governments across the world face challenges of globalisation and urbanisation. In many countries, a shift took place from ‘local government’ to ‘local governance’. To avoid undermining local democracy, place-based civic leadership must be given more attention, both in academe and practice. Author(s): Hambleton, Robin Source(s): , Commonwealth journal of local governance (CJLG); 8/9…

Be the change you want to see

Abstract: Founded in 2001, Janaagraha started as a movement to enable citizen participation in public governance in India. It has now evolved into a robust institution for Citizenship and Democracy. Janaagraha uses a comprehensive framework, REED, as its guiding principle to enhance public governance. Author(s): Source(s): , Published: 2011 Janaagraha centre for citizenship and democracy,…

Decentralized cooperation and management of urban services in southern countries : an application on water supply services in Senegal

Abstract: Institutional economics and collective action theories are used to show that a new urban water supply model based on decentralized cooperation and a strengthening of local authorities capabilities is the only way to improve access at low prices, especially for poor urban dwellers. Author(s): Cissé, Arona Source(s): , 6 p. Published: 2011 Hyper articles…