Enhancing inclusiveness of Rwanda’s land tenure regularization program : initial impacts of an awareness raising pilot

Abstract: A gender-sensitive research framework was used to assess the extent to which men and women have participated in the Land Tenure Regularization process in Rwanda. One of the aims was to assist and enhance the capacity of local institutions involved in land awareness and land dispute management. Author(s): Santos, Florence; Fletschner Landesa, Diana; Daconto,…

Realising the rights of children : integration of Decentralised action for children and women (DACAW) into Local governance and community development program (LGCDP)

Abstract: This assessment discusses the relevance and feasibility of integrating some key areas of the DACAW programme into Government of Nepal structures. It is based on data from Kathmandu and four other districts in 2011. Author(s): Haug, Marit; Regmi, Raghav Raj Source(s): , Norad report : discussion; 5/2012 38 p., ill., tabs Norad report :…

Land policy initiative (LPI)

Abstract: LPI is an international programme to make land play its proper role in African development. Focal areas include: (1) women’s secure access to land; (2) the legitimacy of Africa’s customary based land rights; and (3) transparent and cost-effective land administration systems. Author(s): UNECA Source(s): , Published: 2012 United nations economic commission for Africa (UNECA),…

Women in search of citizenship : experiences from West Africa

Abstract: This book provides insights into what gender inclusive citizenship means as a practice, what can be achieved when it is promoted and what role participatory action research can play. It shares the experiences of women in local communities devising ways to exercise their citizenship. Author(s): Imam, Ayesha; Kamminga, Evelien Source(s): , 127 p., ill.,…

FLOW : Funding leadership and opportunities for women

Abstract: Funding Leadership and Opportunities for Women (FLOW) is a fund that has been set up by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands. It finances 34 projects focusing on security, economic self-reliance and political participation in more than 100 countries. Author(s): Netherlands Source(s): , Published: 2012 Ministry of foreign affairs of the Netherlands,…

Decentralization, local development and women’s empowerment : innovating knowledge and practice

Abstract: Decentralization and local development have opened spaces that women are occupying increasingly. In this process, women are empowered socially, economically and politically and contribute to transform these new spaces in vital ways. Author(s): Swartz, Sara Source(s): , Universitas forum : journal on human development and international cooperation; Vol. 3, No. 1 1 file, ill…

Strengthening women’s participation in local governance : lessons and strategies

Abstract: This paper seeks to explore the extent to which existing participatory mechanisms enable active participation by women in municipal processes in South Africa, and possible alternative approaches and models to strengthen this. Author(s): Hicks, Janine Source(s): , Community development journal; vol. 46, Suppl. 1 p. 36-50 Community development journal vol. 46, Suppl. 1 Published:…

Public provisioning of health and decentralization in Gujarat

Abstract: The contribution of the decentralized system of governance to the delivery of health services in rural areas of Gujarat, India, is explored. In every village as a Village Health and Sanitation Committee (VHSC) is established and various health programmes are decentralized to the Panchayat level. Author(s): Visaria, Leela; Bhat, Meera Source(s): , Economic &…

Environmental and gender impacts of land tenure regularization in Africa : pilot evidence from Rwanda

Abstract: Decentralized, low-cost land tenure regularization in Rwanda improved land access for legally married women, stimulated investment and maintenance of soil conservation measures, and had no negative effect in terms of distress sales and consecutive landlessness. Author(s): Ali, Daniel Ayalew; Deininger, Klaus; Goldstein, Markus Source(s): , Policy research working paper; WPS 5765 29 p., ill.,…