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: Imported from id 605470 Rec 106 Lines 2456.

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 […]

Traditional Structures in Local Governance for Local Development

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Lutz, Georg; Linder, Wolf Publisher: University of Berne, Bern (English) Description: The aim of this study is to analyse existing literature and case studies on traditional structures in local governance, in order to clarify the basic concepts of their contents and to identify information gaps. Link: Imported from id 679898 […]

Introducing Invisible Local Governance : Contribution to the Parallel Session on Traditional Structure and Local Governance

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Olowu, Dele Publisher: World Bank, Washington, DC (English) Description: This study from Nigeria emphasizes that informal indigenous governance systems are as much structures of local indigenous governance as are traditional rulers. Their invisibility actually makes them effective. Formal and informal linkages exist between these informal institutions and formal ones. Link: […]