The Development Role of Traditional Authorities in View of the Decentralization in Malawi

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Magomero, Christopher Julio Publisher: University of South Africa (UNISA), Pretoria Etc. (English) Description: The role of traditional authorities or chiefs in rural development within the decentralization system of Malawi is examined. It is argued that Chiefs are the main link between the poorest people and other stakeholders including officials in central… Read More

Decentralization and Agricultural Development : Introduction to the Training Path on Decentralization and Agricultural Development : Thematic Overview

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Lai, K.C.; Cistulli, Vito Publisher: EASYPol : For FAO, Rome (English) Description: These modules could be of interest to a broad audience of policy analysts, decision makers, development practitioners, and training institutions. The modules deal with decentralization of: (1) agricultural services; (2) rural financial services; and (3) input supply and marketing… Read More

Organizational Legitimacy, Capacity and Capacity Development : Paper

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Brinkerhoff, Derick W. Publisher: University of Kansas. Public Management Research Association (PMRA), Lawrence, KS (English) Description: In international development settings legitimacy of often externally introduced innovations or reforms is crucial. Isomorphism dynamics and the socially constructed nature of legitimacy are key dimensions in the analysis of organizational capacity and capacity-building. Link:… Read More

Representation in Decentralized Governance and Local Service Delivery for MDGs : Regional Retreat : Retreat Report

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Publisher: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Etc., New York, NY Etc. (English) Description: In May 2005 a regional workshop was held in Hua Hin, Thailand, to discuss approaches to ensure inclusion of women, youth, ethic minorities and disadvantaged groups in local government as well as the role of traditional representation. Link:… Read More

Capacity Building for Decentralised Education Service Delivery in Ethiopia and Pakistan : A Comparative Analysis : A Study Prepared for the Project Capacity, Change and Performance

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Watson, David; Yohannes, Lissane; Khan, Adnan Qadir Publisher: European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM), Maastricht (English) Description: This discussion paper summarizes the main features of the two cases. It identifies factors that appear to matter most in the relationship of change, capacity and performance, and with regard to the feasibility… Read More

Supporting Capacity Development for Sustainable Land Administration Infrastructures

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Enemark, Stig Publisher: Aalborg University, Aalborg (English) Description: The need for good land administration is discussed and recommendations for institutional development to facilitate the design and implementation of efficient land administration models and to support good governance are provided. Link: Imported from id 649823 Rec 299 Lines 6474.

Decentralisation in Conflict and Post-Conflict Situations

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Schou, Arild; Haug, Marit Publisher: Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research (NIBR), Oslo (English) Description: This paper reviews the literature on decentralization in multiethnic states with the Link: Imported from id 649615 Rec 289 Lines 6285.

Steering Community Driven Development? : A Desk Study of NRM Choices

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Ribot, Jesse C.; Mearns, Robin Publisher: World Resources Institute. Institutions and Governance Program, Washington, DC (English) Description: The purpose of this study is to examine the state of practice in World Bank community driven-development (CDD) projects that address natural resource management (NRM) concerns, especially with regard to decision making and the… Read More

Building Capacities for Monitoring and Evaluating Decentralisation and Local Governance in West Africa : Facilitating Capitalisation and Learning : Methodological Guidance for the Preparation of Case Studies

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Loquai, Christiane; Le Bay, Sonia; Baser, Heather Publisher: European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM), Maastricht (English) Description: The purpose of this methodological note is to provide guidance for authors in phase 1 of a multi-organizational activity in the field of capacity building in M&E. It is meant to ensure that… Read More