The White Paper on Local Government

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): 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… Read More

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

RTI Bibliographic reference 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… Read More

Rethinking Decentralization in Developing Countries

RTI Bibliographic reference 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… Read More

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

RTI Bibliographic reference 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 Imported from id 226723… Read More