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: http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2005/11/10/000090341_20051110144328/Rendered/PDF/341140Resource0rights0EDP0110401public1.pdf Imported from id 651264… Read More

Decentralization : Poverty Reduction, Empowerment and Participation (Unedited Version)

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Collado, Cristino M. Publisher: United Nations (UN). Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), New York, NY (English) Description: Link: http://unpan1.un.org/intradoc/groups/public/documents/un/unpan021964.pdf Imported from id 685572 Rec 704 Lines 14079.

Institutional Change and Its Impact on the Poor and Excluded : The Indian Decentralisation Experience

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Narayana, D. Publisher: Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) : And ILO, Paris Etc. (English) Description: The impact of decentralization in India on poverty reduction is far from straightforward. It depends on overall policy commitment and the capacity of societies to mobilize themselves empowered by schooling, newspaper readership, and self-help… Read More

Toolkit for Localising the Millennium Development Goals : A UNDP Capacity Development Resource

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Publisher: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Bureau for Development Policy. Capacity Development Group, New York, NY Etc. (English) Description: The purpose of this toolkit is to develop capacities of local governments and their communities to ensure a strong Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) focus in their local development strategies and effective and… Read More

East Asia Decentralizes : Making Local Government Work

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): White, Roland Publisher: World Bank, Washington, DC (English) Description: This study reviews intergovernmental reform in the region, distills key messages, highlights positive experiences, and points out areas where policy makers will need to take priority action to avoid going down the wrong path. Link: http://siteresources.worldbank.org/INTEAPDECEN/Resources/dc-full-report.pdf Imported from id 557358 Rec 99… Read More

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

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

Monitoring and Evaluation of Support for Decentralisation and Local Governance : Kenya Case Study

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Maina, Betty Publisher: European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM), Maastricht (English) Description: The ECDPM researched approaches and tools for monitoring and evaluating support to decentralization. The paper analyses the present practice in Kenya, a country that has engaged repeatedly in decentralisation efforts and received support from a number of European… Read More