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.

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: http://146.230.128.141/jspui/bitstream/10413/4939/1/Appiah_George_Wiredu_Kwadwo_2010.pdf 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

Waiting for Democracy : The Politics of Choice in Natural Resource Decentralization

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Ribot, Jesse Craig Publisher: World Resources Institute, Washington, DC (English) Description: This report examines ways in which reforms of decentralization involving natural resources could be designed and implemented in law and in practice to improve their social and environmental outcomes. Link: http://pdf.wri.org/wait_for_democracy.pdf Imported from id 556649 Rec 98 Lines 2246.

Local Governance

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Manor, James Publisher: University of Birmingham. Governance and Social Development Resource Centre (GSDRC), Birmingham (English) Description: This paper discusses the impact of democratic decentralization on poverty reduction. It argues that the unwillingness of many governments to devolve adequate powers and resources to local bodies has limited their potential to deliver development… Read More

Democratization and the Distribution of Local Public Goods in a Poor Rural Economy

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Foster, Andrew D.; Rosenzweig, Mark R. Publisher: Brown University, Providence, RI (English) Description: A study from India finds that local democratization appears to serve the interests of the poor. The study model is applied to a data set from rural India that includes detailed information on economic conditions, public good stocks,… Read More

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

Contentious Politics, Local Governance and the Self : A Tanzanian Case Study

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Kelsall, Tim Publisher: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Uppsala (English) Description: This analysis of governance in Tanzania shows that economic diversification and multiple livelihoods give rise to a reticular social structure in which individuals find it difficult to combine to hold their leaders to account. Link: http://www.nai.uu.se/publications/books/book.xml?id=25104 Imported from id 537053 Rec 83 Lines… Read More

Rivalry or Synergy? : Formal and Informal Local Governance in Rural India

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): AnanthPur, Kripa Publisher: University of Sussex. Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton (English) Description: This paper discusses the role of informal local governance institutions in village governance and service delivery in India. It assesses the ways in which they interact with Grama Panchayats, and examines the implications of their existence and… Read More