Local Economic Development Agencies : International Co-Operation for Human Development, Economic Democracy and Poverty Reduction

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Author(s): Catenacci, Bruno

Publisher: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Etc., New York, NY Etc. (English)

Description: A LEDA is a legal,local partnership arrangement between the main public and private institutions with the aim of maximizing the endogenous economic potential and competitive advantage of a territory in a global context, by making use of local natural, human and institutional resources.

Link: http://web.undp.org/geneva/ART/resources/Guide%20LEDA.pdf

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Decentralization and Local Government in Bolivia : An Overview from the Bottom Up

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Author(s): Faguet, Jean-Paul

Publisher: London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Development Studies Institute (DESTIN), London (English)

Description: In this paper, dr. Jean-Paul Faguet of the London School of Economics draws general lessons from his insights on decentralization and popular democracy in Bolivia. The preconditions for democratic, accountable, informed, and economically sensitive governance are identified.

Link: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/481/1/crisis_WP29.pdf

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Sector-Wide Approaches and Decentralisation Strategies Pulling in Opposite Directions? : A Case Study from Uganda

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Author(s): Kasumba, George; Land, Anthony

Publisher: Capacity4dev.Eu, Brussels (English)

Description: The importance of the local government component in sector-wide approaches (SWAps) is often overlooked or underplayed, which undermines the very principles guiding SWAps. This needs not be so. This study aims to shed some light on this complex question in the context of Uganda.

Link: http://capacity4dev.ec.europa.eu/sites/default/files/file/20/07/2011_-_1137/3-uganda_case_study.pdf

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Governing the Commons : The Evolution of Institutions for Collective Action

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Author(s): Ostrom, Elinor

Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge Etc. (English)

Description: PARTIAL PREVIEW In this pioneering book Elinor Ostrom tackles one of the most enduring and contentious questions of positive polical economy, whether and how the exploration of common-pool resources can be organized in a way that avoids both excessive consumption and administrative cost.

Link: http://books.google.com/books?id=4xg6oUobMz4C&pg=PR3&hl=nl&source=gbs_selected_pages&cad=3#v=onepage&q&f=false

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Managing Natural Resources for Sustainable Livelihoods : Uniting Science and Praticipation

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Author(s): Pound, Barry

Publisher: Earthscan Etc., London Etc. (English)

Description: Shows how management of local resources can be done best by the local community for the local community. Presents successful new approaches to collective decision-making and principles of good practice. Covers common property, protected areas, forests, soil and water management.

Link: http://books.google.com/books?id=fZmsMW1nnh8C&pg=PR1&hl=nl&source=gbs_selected_pages&cad=3#v=onepage&q&f=false

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Decentralization of Agricultural Extension Systems : Key Elements for Success

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Author(s): Swanson, Burton E.; Samy, Mohamed M.

Publisher: World Bank, Washington, DC (English)

Description: This paper discusses key elements for the successful implementation of a decentralized agricultural extension system, using 24 case studies. It also outlines the rationale for decentralization and various alternative arrangements.

Link: http://info.worldbank.org/etools/docs/library/51025/ZipAgExtension1/ag_extension1/Materials/May6Session1/Decentralization-India4-18-03_paper.pdf

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Evaluation of Local Economic Development (LED) in the Free State Province

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Author(s): Nel, Etienne

Publisher: University of the Free State. Centre for Development Support (CDS), Bloemfontein (English)

Description: This report examines the current status quo with respect to Local Economic Development (LED) in the Free State Province, and the impact which LED projects are having on local communities. The role of local government is highlighted.

Link: http://econ.ufs.ac.za/dl/userfiles/Documents/00000/66_eng.pdf

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Enhancing Women’s Participation : Learning from Field Experience

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Author(s): Guggenheim, Scott E.; Diprose, Rachael; Stokes, Kristen

Publisher: World Bank Office Jakarta, Jakarta (English)

Description: This book is intended to help enhance the participation of women in Kecamatan Development Program (KDP) and other community driven development programs, using village and kecamatan facilitators KDP is a Government of Indonesia program aimed at alleviating poverty and improving local governance.

Link: http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2009/10/26/000333037_20091026003639/Rendered/PDF/512460WP0Box341C10EnhancingWomenEng.pdf

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