On the Meaning(S) of &Quot;Capacity&Quot; in the Literature and Practice of Administrative Reform in Transitional Countries : Searching for Clarity (with an Application to Local Government in Serbia)

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Author(s): Straussman, Jeffrey D.

Publisher: University of Kansas. Public Management Research Association (PMRA), Lawrence, KS (English)

Description: This discussion of the concept of CB highlights the imprecision of the term. But more important than conceptual elegance is the fact that projects aimed at enhancing capacity really have had very broad and sometimes unclear goals.

Link: http://www.pmranet.org/conferences/georgetownpapers/Straussman.pdf

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Democracy, Governance and Development : A Conceptual Framework

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Author(s): Cheema, G. Shabbir; Maguire, Linda

Publisher: United Nations Public Administration Network (UNPAN), New York, NY (English)

Description: This framework for examining democratic governance and human development can help in determining how much progress toward democratic governance and toward human development is made and reveal where the strongest linkages between the two lie.

Link: http://unpan1.un.org/intradoc/groups/public/documents/un/unpan005781.pdf

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Good Enough Governance : Poverty Reduction and Reform in Developing Countries

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Author(s): Grindle, Merilee S.

Publisher: University of Birmingham. Governance and Social Development Resource Centre (GSDRC), Birmingham (English)

Description: This paper argues that the avenues open to countries attempting to improve bureaucratic performance are profoundly influenced by their governance contexts. This obvious point is often neglected by those using the rhetoric of

Decentralization in Africa : A Stocktaking Survey

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Author(s): Ndegwa, Stephen N.

Publisher: World Bank, Washington, DC (English)

Description: In 2002, a survey was conducted among World Bank country specialists to catalogue the status of political, administrative, and fiscal decentralization in 30 African countries south of the Sahara.

Link: http://www.worldbank.org/afr/wps/wp40.pdf

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Democratic Decentralization of Natural Resources : Institutionalizing Popular Participation

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Author(s): Ribot, Jesse C.

Publisher: World Resources Institute (WRI), Washington, DC (English)

Description: The degree to which natural resource decentralizations have taken place and their measurable social and environmental outcomes are examined, using cases from a number of countries on forestry, wildlife, and water management.

Link: http://pdf.wri.org/ddnr_full_revised.pdf

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Gender and Local Governance : A New Discourse in Development

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Author(s): Shamin, Ishrat; Kumari, Ranjana

Publisher: Centre for Women and Children Studies Etc., Dhaka Etc. (English)

Description: The study is broadly an attempt to analyze the emerging scenario of women leadership at local politics by focusing on the elected women representatives of Union Parishad of Bangladesh compared to their counterparts in Panchayats of India.

Link: http://unpan1.un.org/intradoc/groups/public/documents/apcity/unpan038213.pdf

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Livelihoods and Rural Poverty Reduction in Malawi : Draft

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Author(s): Ellis, Frank; Kutengule, Milton; Nyasulu, Alfred

Publisher: Overseas Development Institute (ODI), London (English)

Description: The poor, landlocked, country of Malawi is pursuing the twin strategies of decentralization and the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP). This paper reviews these macro level processes from a rural livelihoods perspective.

Link: http://www.odi.org.uk/projects/03-food-security-forum/docs/LADDERwp17.pdf

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Community-Based Natural Resources Management : Experiences and Lessons Linking Communities to Sustainable Resource Use in Different Social, Economic and Ecological Conditions in South Africa

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Author(s): Turner, Stephen; Collins, Steve; Baumgart, Johannes

Publisher: University of the Western Cape Etc., Cape Town Etc. (English)

Description: Lessons are drawn from the TRANSFORM project in South Africa. TRANSFORM helps communities living in or near Kruger Park to develop viable ways of enhancing their livelihoods through community-based nature conservation and ecotourism.

Link: http://www.plaas.org.za/sites/default/files/publications-pdf/RR11.pdf

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