Zimbabwe in transition : what about the local level?

Abstract: An examination of local governance in Zimbabwe in 2009 showed that local administration officials are much better educated and more experienced than local elected officials. Contrary to the opinion of these local officials, citizen involvement is actually quite weak. Health care is in a poor state. Author(s): Bland, Gary Source(s): , RTI research report…

Local government reform in Zimbabwe : a policy dialogue

Abstract: On 3-4 November 2009, a seminar was held on local government policy in Zimbabwe. Subjects included: socio-economic transformation, local government institutions and elections, local government financing, traditional authorities, local government functions and supervision of local government. Author(s): Visser, Jaap De; Steytler, Nico; Machingauta, Naison Source(s): , State, peace and human security studies xv, 151…

Action learning case-study : community based planning (CBP)

Abstract: Community-based planning (CBP) is a form of participatory planning which has been designed to promote community action. This case study focuses on the methodology as developed by the original project drawing on the experiences of South Africa, Zimbabwe and Uganda. Author(s): Searle-Mbullu, Rachel; Reynolds, Kian Source(s): , 16 p., ill., tabs Published: 2007 African…

Of global concern : rural livelihood dynamics and natural resource governance

Abstract: This book wants to create a better understanding of the global challenges faced by rural livelihoods that are intimately dependent on land and natural resources. This includes institutions, processes and developments at local, rural levels, among households, groups and communities. Author(s): Havnevik, Kjell; Negash, Tekeste; Beyene, Atakilte Source(s): , Sida studies; 16 263 p.,…

Decentralizing government and centralizing gender in southern Africa : lessons from the South African experience

Abstract: This paper argues that: (1) effective involvement of women in local governance is predicated both on the approach adopted by political parties and on how women are organized at the local level; and (2) neo-liberal policies may serve to undermine the potential for gender-sensitive service delivery. Author(s): Beall, Jo Source(s): , Occasional paper /…

Rights, resources and rural development : community-based natural resource management in Southern Africa

Abstract: Examines the flaws in community-based natural resource management (CBNRM) and proposes remedies for many locations and circumstances. Shows how CBNRM can be central to sustainable development, the enhancement of livelihoods, and the conservation of biodiversity. Author(s): Fabricius, Christo; Koch, Eddie; Magome, Hector; Turner, Stephen Source(s): , xv, 288 p., ill., tabs, 24 cm Published:…

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…