Decentralization policies in Asian development

Abstract: This book explores fiscal decentralization in Asia, which aims to bring budgetary decisions closer to voters. Subjects include: the major decentralization reforms in Indonesia, the significant reforms in the Philippines and Vietnam, and the special cases of India and China. Author(s): Ichimura, Shinichi; Bahl, Roy Source(s): , xxv, 414 p., ill., graphs, tabs, 24…

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…

Promoting local governance & decentralisation in Asia : highlights from UNCDF experience

Abstract: The activities of UNCDF in the field of local governance and decentralization in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Laos, Nepal, Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste, Vietnam, Yemen are highlighted. Author(s): UNDP Source(s): , [26] p., ill., graphs, maps, tabs Published: 2007 United nations development programme (UNDP)], New York, NY (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://www.undp.org.bd/library/presentation/2007-02-08%20-%20UNDP%20Dhaka%20pres_Local%20Gov.pps#256,1,PROMOTING LOCAL GOVERNANCE & DECENTRALISATION…

Communities, livelihoods, and natural resources : action research and policy change in Asia

Abstract: By presenting field reports of innovative approaches to poverty reduction and sustainable resource use, it provides practitioners with models of good practice in participatory, community-based resource management and contributes to broader learning in NRM policy. Author(s): Tyler, Stephen R. Source(s): , [341] p., ill., graphs, maps, tabs Published: 2006 International development research centre (IDRC)…

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…

Decentralisation and community-based planning

Abstract: Community Based Planning (CBP) as a means of promoting community involvement in development projects, and ensuring stronger linkages between community and local government, is assessed. Tips for trainers are included. Author(s): Goldman, Ian Source(s): , PLA notes; 49 93 p., ill., 30 cm PLA notes 49 Published: 2004 International institute for environment and development…

Paths and pitfalls of decentralisation for sustainable forest management : experiences of the Asia-Pacific region

Abstract: Selected case studies of experiences with decentralization in the Asia-Pacific Region have been reviewed for their positive and negative aspects. The impacts on forest management and overall sustainability are noted. Author(s): Ferguson, Ian; Chandrasekharan, Cherukat Source(s): , 36 p., ill., tabs Published: 2004 Center for international forestry research (CIFOR), [Bogor (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link:…

PGIS’s relevance, applicability and conditions in local rural development : a case study with village development planning in Bach Ma national park buffer zone, Vietnam

Abstract: The relevance of participatory GIS (PGIS) for developing countries was examined, especially in relation to village development planning in Vietnam. The need for keeping the local community’s needs in mind is emphasized. The relation of PGIS to rural development is not always straightforward. Author(s): Nguyen Thuy Trang Source(s): , vi, 102 p., ill., graphs,…

Donors, local development groups and institutional reform over Vietnam’s development decade

Abstract: Accountability in the context of local development groups (LDGs) in Vietnam is understood as enhancing the ability of local levels of government and villagers to participate meaningfully in the governance processes that effect them, and to interface more effectively with higher levels of government. Author(s): Fritzen, Scott Source(s): Getting organized in Vietnam : moving…