Decentralization, Trends and Constraints

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Walle, John Van Der Publisher: Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), Amsterdam (English) Description: The interrelationships between the concepts of decentralization, good governance, local government, democratization, local governance, civil society, and participation are described. Recent trends and developments in decentralization are explained in relation to poverty reduction. Link:,-John-van-der-(2002)-Decentralization,-trends-and-constraints Imported from id 694328… Read More

Local Economic Development in Post-Crises Situations : Operational Guide

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Gasser, Martin Publisher: International Labour Office (ILO), Geneva (English) Description: The major objective of the guide is to illustrate: (1) why local economic development is particularly effective in post-crisis situations; and (2) how to implement LED in practice. It includes practical step-by-step methodologies and toolkits. Link: Imported from id 694278… Read More

Local Governance for Poverty Reduction in Africa : AGF-V Concept Paper

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Saasa, Oliver S.; Teixeira, Alfredo; Othman Publisher: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). African Governance Forum (AGF), New York, NY Etc. (English) Description: This concept paper highlights issues in local governance, including: (1) political leadership and participation; (2) access and equity in social service delivery; (3) fiscal decentralization and financial management; and… Read More

Solutions when the Solution is the Problem : Arraying the Disarray in Development

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Pritchett, Lant; Woolcock, Michael Publisher: Center for Global Development (CGD), Washington, DC (English) Description: In the 1990s, after failure of the centralized, top-down approach to development, scholars and practitioners began to tout more radical

Making Services Work for Poor People

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Devarajan, Shantayanan; Reinikka, Ritva Publisher: World Bank Group, Washington, DC (English) Description: The framework outlined in this paper provides a way to examine options for improving the outcome of public services for the poor. The different examples all improved outcomes by addressing aspects of the relationships between policymaker, service provider, and… Read More

Local Governance and Production Programme (LGPP) in Bangladesh : Project Document

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Barkat, Abul Publisher: Human Development Research Centre (HDRC), Dhaka (English) Description: This is the initiation report of a SIDA project to help reduce poverty by promoting local economic development and undertaking interventions that directly assist in the social and economic empowerment of the poor. It includes supporting democratic processes and gender… Read More

Decentralisation in Madhya Pradesh, India : From Panchayati Raj to Gram Swaraj (1995-2001)

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Behar, Amitabh; Kumar, Yogesh Publisher: Overseas Development Institute (ODI), London (English) Description: This paper seeks to evaluate the Panchayat system, based on its first six years of operation. It notes that the participation of women in Panchayat councils has improved due to reservation; however, efforts to improve the performance of women… Read More