Decentralisation and Gender Equity in South Asia : An Issues Paper

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Mukhopadhyay, Maitrayee; Cueva, Hanny Publisher: Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), Amsterdam (English) Description: The international experience on democratic decentralization and development, including the gender dimensions of decentralization is reviewed. The focus is on the South Asian region where most governments have espoused this form of governance. Link: http://www.kit.nl/net/KIT_Publicaties_output/ShowFile2.aspx?e=824 Imported from id 640054… Read More

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

Local Organizations in Decentralized Development : Their Functions and Performance in India

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Alsop, Ruth; Kurey, Bryan Publisher: World Bank, Washington, DC (English) Description: Local organizations have become key mechanisms in effective, fair, and sustainable resource management and development in India. However, the support for local organizations is often little more than rudimentary. Link: http://go.worldbank.org/JGIR9UKHR0 Imported from id 567091 Rec 105 Lines 2432.

The Political Economy of Decentralization in Bolivia

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Robinson, James A. Publisher: Scholars at Harvard, Cambridge, MA (English) Description: The political economy of decentralization in Bolivia is discussed, including the central political groups, their interests in decentralization and the instruments used to influence the outcome. The strong demand for decentralization is explained and ways to address the political crisis… Read More

Fiscal Decentralisation and Poverty Reduction

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Larsen, Henrik Fredborg Publisher: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), New York, NY (English) Description: This primer is intended to provide an introduction to the main principles of fiscal decentralization, to examine linkages between poverty reduction and fiscal decentralization, to briefly describe major comparative experiences, and to clarify UNDP’s approaches and entry… Read More

State Recognition of Traditional Authority in Mozambique : The Nexus of Community Representation and State Assistance

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Buur, Lars; Kyed, Helene Maria Publisher: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Uppsala (English) Description: The provisions of Decree 15/2000 in Mozambique for decentralization, nation building, rural development, civic education, community participation, and recognition of traditional authorities are an ambiguous mix of community-representation and state-assistance. Link: http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:nai:diva-114 Imported from id 605470 Rec 106 Lines 2456.

Empowering the Poor : The KALAHI-CIDSS Community-Driven Development Project : A Toolkit of Concepts and Cases

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Parker, Andrew; Sera, Yumi; Bhatnagar, Bhuvan Publisher: World Bank, Washington, DC (English) Description: This paper reports on a community-driven development project in the Philippines that aims to empower communities through their enhanced participation in poverty reduction projects. Stories from the communities illustrate the general outline of the programme objectives and features.… Read More

Decentralization and Service Delivery

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Ahmad, Junaid Publisher: World Bank, Washington, DC (English) Description: This paper provides a framework that explains both why decentralization can generate substantial improvements in service delivery, and why it often falls short of this promise. Strong relationships of accountability between the actors in the service delivery chain are emphasized. Link: http://www-wds.worldbank.org/servlet/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2005/05/12/000011823_20050512104803/Rendered/PDF/wps3603.pdf… Read More