The Politics of Decentralization : Forests, People and Power

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Colfer, Carol J. Pierce; Capistrano, Doris Publisher: Earthscan, London Etc. (English) Description: EDOC is Partial preview A workshop on decentralization, federal systems of forestry, and national forest programmes was held in Interlaken, Switzerland, in April 2004, bringing together more than 160 participants from 51 countries, representing over 70% of the global […]

Decentralization and District Development : Participatory &Amp; Multi-Sectoral Framework for Decentralized Policies and Local Development Strategies Addressed to Millennium Development Goals : Consolidated Review of Case Studies, Regional Experiences, Best Practices and Evidences Based on UNCDF &Amp; UNDP Support in Mozambique

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Massuanganhe, Israel Jacob Publisher: United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) Etc., New York, NY Etc. (English) Description: The document is an integrated and multi-sectoral policy paper that provides a general framework for mainstreaming sectoral decentralization into local development with special emphasis on the eradication of poverty, accountability, participation, and capacity building. […]

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

RTI Bibliographic reference 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: Imported from id 651264 […]

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 […]

Is Decentralization a Reliable Means of Increasing Equity?

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Poteete, Amy R. Publisher: Indiana University. Digital Library of the Commons (DLC), Bloomington, IN (English) Description: This paper evaluates the effects of decentralization of natural resource management in Africa and Asia on: (1) equity between localities; (2) equity in the rights between community and national decision-makers; (3) political equity within communities; […]

Rights, Resources and Rural Development : Community-Based Natural Resource Management in Southern Africa

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Fabricius, Christo; Koch, Eddie; Magome, Hector; Turner, Stephen Publisher: Earthscan, London Etc. (English) Description: Examines the flaws in community-based natural resource management (CBNRM) and proposes remedies for many locations and circumstances. Shows how CBNRM can be central to sustainable development, the enhancement of livelihoods, and the conservation of biodiversity. Link: […]

Building State Capacity in Africa : New Approaches, Emerging Lessons

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Levy, Brian; Kpundeh, Sahr Publisher: World Bank Institute, Washington, DC (English) Description: Various facets of state capacity building in Africa are highlighted, discussing among other things education decentralization and the politics of decentralization in general. Link: Imported from id 537539 Rec 85 Lines 1944.

Nature, Wealth, and Power : Emerging Best Practice for Revitalizing Rural Africa

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Anderson, Jon; Shaikh, Asif Publisher: United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Washington, DC (English) Description: This paper discusses natural resource management as a key economic and governance issue for rural Africa. Building on lessons learned from more than 20 years of natural resource

Lessons from Experiences in Decentralising Infrastructure &Amp; Service Delivery in Rural Areas : (Uganda Case Study)

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Onyach-Olaa , Martin Publisher: Asian Development Bank (ADB), Manila (English) Description: The outcomes of innovations in infrastructure service delivery in rural Uganda as introduced by a District Development Programme in the sectors of health, education, water and sanitation, rural roads and agriculture are evaluated. Link: Imported from id 648251 Rec […]