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The White Paper on Local Government

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Publisher: Republic of South Africa. National Treasury, Pretoria (English)

Description: This White Paper on Local Government can almost be regarded as a “mini-Constitution” for local government. It is premised on the idea that the democratic state of South Africa has the obligation of meeting developmental objectives in a manner that enhances community participation and accountability.

Link: http://mfma.treasury.gov.za/MFMA/Guidelines/whitepaper.pdf

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Decentralisation and Rural Development : The Role of the Public and Private Sector in the Provision of Agricultural Support Services

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Author(s): Smith, Lawrence D.

Publisher: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Etc., Rome Etc. (English)

Description: This report looks at several ways that local government could provide an enabling environment for the private sector. This requires an appreciation that a vibrant private sector can increase the productivity of the local economy and hence increase the long-term viability of local government.

Link: http://www.fao.org/docrep/006/ad692e/ad692e00.HTM

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Rethinking Decentralization in Developing Countries

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Author(s): Litvack, Jennie Ilene; Ahmad, Junaid; Bird, Richard Miller

Publisher: World Bank, Washington, DC (English)

Description: This paper explores how a wide range of variables – institutional ones in particular – can affect decentralization efforts and how policies and incentives can be designed to improve outcomes. The question of capacity is also discussed.

Link: http://www1.worldbank.org/publicsector/decentralization/Rethinking%20Decentralization.pdf

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Designing Rules for Demand-Driven Rural Investment Funds : The Latin American Experience

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Author(s): Wiens, Thomas; Guadagni, Maurizio

Publisher: World Bank, Washington, DC (English)

Description: The demand-driven rural investment fund (DRIFs) is a mechanism for decentralizing decision-making authority and financial resources to local governments and communities. This study explores how well-designed DRIF rules could substitute for central veto power.

Link: http://go.worldbank.org/A9RPQSVDT0

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