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.

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

RTI Bibliographic reference 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. Link: Imported… Read More

Building Democratic Institutions : Governance Reform in Developing Countries

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Cheema, G. Shabbir Publisher: Kumarian, Bloomfield, CT (English) Description: Partial preview Over the past decades, good governance came to be seen as transparent, representative, accountable, and participatory. The most successful experiments in decentralization have mobilized the support of political, governmental, and civic leaders to sustain governance reforms. Link: http://books.google.nl/books?id=J2uY9N4CLYAC&pg=PA0#v=onepage&q&f=false Imported from… Read More

The World We Could Win : Administering Global Governance

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Fraser-Moleketi, Geraldine Joslyn Publisher: IOS Press Etc., Amsterdam Etc. (English) Description: The history and definition of governance are reviewed and the implementation of good governance at the local level is contrasted with the complexities of good governance at the global level. The importance of proportionality and subsidiarity in realizing openness, participation… Read More

Tools to Support Transparency in Local Governance

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Publisher: UN-Habitat Etc., Nairobi Etc. (English) Description: This toolkit offers practical tools that civil society organizations and other advocacy groups can use in their efforts to promote more effective citizen participation and for combating corruption in cities. Link: http://ww2.unhabitat.org/publication/TOOLKITGOVERNANCE.pdf Imported from id 645614 Rec 216 Lines 4874.

Building and Reinventing Decentralised Governance (BRiDGE) : Project Document

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Publisher: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Etc., New York, NY Etc. (English) Description: The UNDP-sponsored BRiDGE initiative in Indonesia aims to improve public service through more interactive governance and to strengthen public monitoring of government through better access to information. Its actions have focused on schools and community health centers. Link:… Read More

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… Read More

Technical Assistance (Financed by the Poverty Reduction Cooperation Fund) for Pilot Project on Institutionalizing Civil-Society Participation to Create Local Pro-Poor Budgets

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Brommelhorster, J. Publisher: Asian Development Bank (ADB), Manila (English) Description: The regional technical assistance is designed to create the enabling environment for participatory budgeting in local government by building on global best practices of civil society work. Link: http://www.adb.org/Documents/TARs/REG/tar_oth_372961.pdf Imported from id 532050 Rec 74 Lines 1687.

Fiscal Decentralization in Developing and Transition Economies : Progress, Problems and the Promise

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Shah, Anwar Publisher: World Bank, Washington, DC (English) Description: This paper examines recent decentralization efforts in fiscal rearrangements in developing economies and draws institutional lessons to advance the agenda for creating an enabling environment for accountable local governance. Citizen voice, choice and exit options are critical to success. Link: http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1596/1813-9450-3282 Imported… Read More