Applying the Comprehensive LED Approach : The Case of Mozambique

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Boekel, Geert Van; Logtestijn, Majon Van Publisher: International Labour Office (ILO). Cooperative Branch, Geneva (English) Description: This case study from Mozambique shows how the Local Economic Development (LED) Approach can be implemented in post-conflict situations. It also provides a step-by-step account of the creation of a Local Economic Development Agency (LEDA)… Read More

PGIS’s Relevance, Applicability and Conditions in Local Rural Development : A Case Study with Village Development Planning in Bach Ma National Park Buffer Zone, Vietnam

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Nguyen Thuy Trang Publisher: University of Twente. International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), Enschede (English) Description: The relevance of participatory GIS (PGIS) for developing countries was examined, especially in relation to village development planning in Vietnam. The need for keeping the local community

Developing a Land Use Information System for Local Government : The Case of Naga City, Philippines

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Cruz, Rizalino B. Publisher: University of Twente. International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), Enschede (English) Description: One of the conclusions of a prototype study of Naga City local government, the Philippines, is that the proposed land use information system can serve as platform to integrate data and facilitate… Read More

Democratization and the Distribution of Local Public Goods in a Poor Rural Economy

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Foster, Andrew D.; Rosenzweig, Mark R. Publisher: Brown University, Providence, RI (English) Description: A study from India finds that local democratization appears to serve the interests of the poor. The study model is applied to a data set from rural India that includes detailed information on economic conditions, public good stocks,… Read More

Unappreciated Service : Performance, Perceptions, and Women : Leaders in India

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Duflo, Esther; Topalova, Petia Publisher: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Department of Economics, Cambridge, MA (English) Description: This study explores the impact of reservations for women in the Panchayat system in India on the performance of policy makers and on voters perceptions of this performance. The study finds that overall, villages… Read More

Municipalities and Finance : A Sourcebook for Capacity Building

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Blore, Ian; Devas, Nick; Slater, Richard Publisher: Earthscan, London (English) Description: Limited preview This sourcebook provides solutions for building municipal finance capacity in development contexts . With increasing decentralization, finance and the effective delivery of services at the local level, particularly for the poor, are critical issues for local governments. Link:… Read More

Local Governance

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Manor, James Publisher: University of Birmingham. Governance and Social Development Resource Centre (GSDRC), Birmingham (English) Description: This paper discusses the impact of democratic decentralization on poverty reduction. It argues that the unwillingness of many governments to devolve adequate powers and resources to local bodies has limited their potential to deliver development… Read More

Decentralisation and Engendering Democracy : Lessons from Local Government Reform in South Africa

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Beall, Jo Publisher: London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Development Studies Institute (DESTIN). Crisis States Research Centre (CSRC), London (English) Description: The paper shows how competing interests remain clustered around local government in ways that tend to exclude women. It also suggests that South African women do not have… Read More