Delivering the Goods : Building Local Government Capacity to Achieve the Millennium Development Goals : A Practitioner

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Author(s): Shotton, Roger; Winter, Mike

Publisher: United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), New York, NY (English)

Description: Guide presenting guidelines, lessons and practical experiences to inform practitioners on the front line, charged with designing, implementing or supporting programmes aimed at building local government capacities for local development.


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

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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 efficient conversion of public funds into public benefits.


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Decentralisation and Community-Based Planning

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Author(s): Goldman, Ian

Publisher: International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), London (English)

Description: Community Based Planning (CBP) as a means of promoting community involvement in development projects, and ensuring stronger linkages between community and local government, is assessed. Tips for trainers are included.


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Decentralisation in Mali : Putting Policy into Practice

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Author(s): Diarra, Souleymane; Lubbock, Jean

Publisher: Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), Amsterdam (English)

Description: This bulletin describes the rationale for and foundations of decentralisation in Mali, the institutional support arrangements and the first achievements of the process at local level, as well as the issues and challenges arising from this process.


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PGIS’s Relevance, Applicability and Conditions in Local Rural Development : A Case Study with Village Development Planning in Bach Ma National Park Buffer Zone, Vietnam

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Author(s): Nguyen Thuy Trang

Publisher: University of Twente. International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), Enschede (English)

Description: The relevance of participatory GIS (PGIS) for developing countries was examined, especially in relation to village development planning in Vietnam. The need for keeping the local community

Land Policies for Growth and Poverty Reduction

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Author(s): Deininger, Klaus

Publisher: Washington, DC Etc., World Bank Etc. (English)

Description: The effectiveness of land policy in support of development, and poverty reduction can be enhanced by strengthening (local) governments’ contribution to the promotion of socially desirable land allocation, and utilization. Mechanisms include (land) taxation, regulation, and land use planning.


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

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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 in a balanced and coherent way.


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Decentralisation and Development Planning : Some Practical Considerations

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Author(s): Hadingham, Tim

Publisher: Department for International Development (DFID). Transport Links, London Etc. (English)

Description: Three case studies are presented to illustrate a number of areas that require careful consideration when the institutionalization of decentralized development planning systems forms part of project activities.


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Evaluation of Local Economic Development (LED) in the Free State Province

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Author(s): Nel, Etienne

Publisher: University of the Free State. Centre for Development Support (CDS), Bloemfontein (English)

Description: This report examines the current status quo with respect to Local Economic Development (LED) in the Free State Province, and the impact which LED projects are having on local communities. The role of local government is highlighted.


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