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 […]

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 […]

Lessons Learned on Donor Support to Decentralisation and Local Governance

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Publisher: Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), Paris (English) Description: The objective of the study was firstly, to provide a synthesis of the lessons learned and good practice cases on donor support to decentralization and local governance. Secondly, to guide donors and partner countries towards improving programmes supporting decentralization and […]

Decentralization Reforms : Help or Hindrance to Forest Conservation?

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Andersson, Krister P.; Gibson, Clark C. Publisher: Indiana University. Digital Library of the Commons (DLC), Bloomington, IN (English) Description: The paper argues that even in instances where local governments effectively carry out their decentralized mandate it is unreasonable to expect that decentralization will lead to conservation of all forests, all the […]

Decentralisation and Democratic Governance : Experiences from India, Bolivia and South Africa

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Hadenius, Axel Publisher: Almqvist &Amp; Wiksell, Stockholm (English) Description: The detrimental effects of decentralization on the quality of political and administrative practices in Bolivia, India, and South Africa are examined with special attention to the incidence of corruption, mismanagement and patronage. Link: Imported from id 522486 Rec 55 Lines 1200.

Building Coherence Between Sector Reforms and Decentralisation : Do SWAps Provide the Missing Link?

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Land, Tony; Hauck, Volker; Bijl, Jaap Publisher: European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM), Maastricht (English) Description: The report looks at the relationship between sector-wide approaches (SWAps), sector programmes and decentralization processes in different institutional contexts, drawing on five country studies. It examines how SWAps can support sector reforms and decentralization […]

Decentralization and Local Government in Bolivia : An Overview from the Bottom Up

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Faguet, Jean-Paul Publisher: London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Development Studies Institute (DESTIN), London (English) Description: In this paper, dr. Jean-Paul Faguet of the London School of Economics draws general lessons from his insights on decentralization and popular democracy in Bolivia. The preconditions for democratic, accountable, informed, and economically […]

Learning from Change : Issues and Experiences in Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Estrella, Marisol Publisher: Intermediate Technology Publications Etc., London Etc. (English) Description: This book is a collection of experiences in participatory monitoring and evaluation from around the world, within different contexts and settings. The purpose is not to establish a singular definition of PM&E practice, but to review these experiences, and to […]

Popular Participation in Bolivia : Does the Law &Quot;Participaci

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Andersson, Vibeke Publisher: Centre for Development Studies, Copenhagen (English) Description: The Bolivian law on popular participation of 1995 gave only mixed results in the first 5 years. The power-holding structures at the local level still are occupied by the political parties. Link: Imported from id 239098 Rec 33 Lines 683.