Mobilising tax revenue to finance development : the case for property taxation in Francophone Africa

Abstract: The design and implementation of property tax systems in West Africa as a source of national or municipal revenue is analysed. Development partners could support tax reform through capacity building in the areas of fiscal decentralisation, governance, skills, ICT, collection, and enforcement. Author(s): Monkam, Nara F. Source(s): , Working paper / University of Pretoria;…

Schooling and decentralization : patterns and policy implications in francophone west Africa

Abstract: The impact of decentralization on the functioning of schools and district education offices was studied in Benin, Guinea, Mali and Senegal. Problems are identified and innovative initiatives are highlighted. The state should change in its role towards more support and equity. Author(s): Lugaz, Candy; De Grauwe, Anton; Baldé, Djénabou Source(s): , Management reform for…

Small scale, large impacts : transforming central and west African forest industry and trade to improve sustainable development, growth and governance

Abstract: In many countries SMFEs make a significant contribution to local economies through the informal markets. The formalization of SMFEs provides an alternative to the failed public management of forests for industrial scale concessions or state-managed conservation. Author(s): Molnar, Augusta Source(s): , x, 37 p., ill., graphs, maps, tabs Published: 2010 Rights and resources initiative,…

LASDEL : Laboratoire d’études et de recherche sur les dynamiques sociales et le développement local

Abstract: LASDEL (Laboratoire d’Etudes et de Recherche sur les Dynamiques Sociales et le Développement Local or Research Unit on Social Dynamics and Local Development) was establihed in 2001 in Niamey, the capital of Niger, to study the provision of public services in Africa. Author(s): Source(s): , Published: 2010 Laboratoire d’études et de recherche sur les…

The eight modes of local governance in west Africa

Abstract: Several meanings of the term governance are discussed before an own definition is given. A comparative analysis is made of different modes of local governance in Francophone West Africa, e.g. chiefly, associational, communal, state, project based, patronage based, religious and business. Author(s): Olivier De Sardan, Jean-Pierre; Appleyard, Paul Source(s): , APPP working paper; 4…

LOGO south programme (MIC) 2007-2010

Abstract: The programme aims to strengthen good local government as a condition for poverty reduction. It targets 12 local government associations in four regions: Asia, Central-America, West-Africa and East-Africa. It focuses on capacity building of politicians, decision makers and civil servants. Author(s): VNG Source(s): , Published: 2009 VNG international, The Hague (English; Spanish; Russian ISBN/ISSN:…