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…

Social research on transformation in developing countries : results of interdisciplinary PhD-school participants

Abstract: Interdisciplinary cooperation was encouraged among foreign PhD students at the Institut für Entwicklungsforschung und Entwicklungspolitik (IEE) in Germany. Two PhD studies dealt with democratization in Zimbabwe and decentralization processes in Benin. Author(s): Dreger, Mirka; Huenninghaus, Anke Source(s): , IEE working papers; 171 iii, 105 p., ill., graphs, 30 cm IEE working papers 171 Published:…

Allocation of government authority and responsibility in tiered governance systems : the case of environment-related laws in Zimbabwe

Abstract: The political economy of the allocation of legal powers over natural resource management between the Zimbabwean State, rural district councils and local communities is examined with special attention to citizen empowerment. Author(s): Mandondo, Alois; Mapedza, Everisto Source(s): , Environmental governance in Africa working papers; 11 iv, 27 p Environmental governance in Africa working papers…

Decentralisation and development planning : some practical considerations

Abstract: Three case studies are presented to illustrate a number of areas that require careful consideration when the institutionalization of decentralized development planning systems forms part of project activities. Author(s): Hadingham, Tim Source(s): , 27 p,, ill., tabs Published: 2003 Department for international development (DFID). Transport links], [London etc. (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://www.transport-links.org/transport_links/filearea/publications/1_802_Decentralisation%20and%20Development%20Planning%20-%20Some%20Practical%20Considerations.pdf

Africa local government action forum (ALGAF)

Abstract: This interactive initiative, which was launched in August 2000 following the Africities Summit held in Windhoek, Namibia in May 2000, provides an accessible platform for dialogue on key issues that impact on the performance of local governments. Author(s): Source(s): , Published: 2000 Africa Caribbean Pacific local government platform (ACPLGP), [Brussels] (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link:…