Having Your Say : A Handbook for Ward Committees

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Publisher: Centre for Public Participation (CPP), Durban (English)

Description: This handbook provides handy hints, practical ideas and guidance for running ward committees in the South African governance system. It is designed to provide councillors and ward committee members with a series of steps to take when working in their ward committees.

Link: http://www.cpp.org.za/main.php?include=docs/books/handbook/main.html&menu=_menu/docs.html&title=Resources

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Devolution of Resource Rights, Poverty, and Natural Resource Management : A Review

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Author(s): Shyamsundar, Priya; Araral, Eduardo; Weeraratne, Suranjan

Publisher: World Bank, Washington, DC (English)

Description: This paper explores the impact, success factors and emerging challenges of decentralized natural resource management. These issues are looked at in relation to community-based wildlife management, irrigation management transfer, and community forestry.

Link: http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2005/11/10/000090341_20051110144328/Rendered/PDF/341140Resource0rights0EDP0110401public1.pdf

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Supporting Capacity Development for Sustainable Land Administration Infrastructures

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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: http://vbn.aau.dk/files/623353/SE_UNRCCA_2005_Supporting.pdf

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Institutional Change and Its Impact on the Poor and Excluded : The Indian Decentralisation Experience

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Author(s): Narayana, D.

Publisher: Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) : And ILO, Paris Etc. (English)

Description: The impact of decentralization in India on poverty reduction is far from straightforward. It depends on overall policy commitment and the capacity of societies to mobilize themselves empowered by schooling, newspaper readership, and self-help participation.

Link: http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/16/13/34359085.pdf

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

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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 of building effective capacity for devolved education service delivery.

Link: http://www.ecdpm.org/dp57I

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Democratisation and Local Government Transformation in South Africa : A Case Study of Maluti District, 1995-2005

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Author(s): Appiah, George Wiredu Kwadwo

Publisher: Author, S.L. (English)

Description: This thesis examines the importance of Developmental Local Government (DLG) in South Africa and its ability to fulfill the demands and needs of local communities. It further examines the challenges that face DLG, namely administrative difficulties and unethical practices.


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Delivering the Goods : Building Local Government Capacity to Achieve the Millennium Development Goals : A Practitioner

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Author(s): Shotton, Roger; Winter, Mike

Publisher: United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), New York, NY (English)

Description: Guide presenting guidelines, lessons and practical experiences to inform practitioners on the front line, charged with designing, implementing or supporting programmes aimed at building local government capacities for local development.

Link: http://www.uncdf.org/sites/default/files/Download/UNCDF_LDG2.pdf

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

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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: http://regionalcentrebangkok.undp.or.th/practices/governance/documents/Report_Decentralized_Gov_Regional_RetreatJune2005.pdf

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