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

Decentralisation in Conflict and Post-Conflict Situations

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Schou, Arild; Haug, Marit Publisher: Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research (NIBR), Oslo (English) Description: This paper reviews the literature on decentralization in multiethnic states with the Link: Imported from id 649615 Rec 289 Lines 6285.

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: Imported from id 685572 Rec 704 Lines 14079.

Applying the Comprehensive LED Approach : The Case of Mozambique

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Boekel, Geert Van; Logtestijn, Majon Van Publisher: International Labour Office (ILO). Cooperative Branch, Geneva (English) Description: This case study from Mozambique shows how the Local Economic Development (LED) Approach can be implemented in post-conflict situations. It also provides a step-by-step account of the creation of a Local Economic Development Agency (LEDA)… Read More

Building State Capacity in Africa : New Approaches, Emerging Lessons

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Levy, Brian; Kpundeh, Sahr Publisher: World Bank Institute, Washington, DC (English) Description: Various facets of state capacity building in Africa are highlighted, discussing among other things education decentralization and the politics of decentralization in general. Link: Imported from id 537539 Rec 85 Lines 1944.

Decentralisation in Mali : Putting Policy into Practice

RTI Bibliographic reference 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. Link:… Read More

Fostering Community-Driven Development : What Role for the State?

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Das Gupta, Monica; Grandvoinnet, Helene; Romani, Mattia Publisher: World Bank, Washington, DC (English) Description: State development strategies for more effectively tapping community-level energies and resources are examined, using case studies from Asia and Latin America. One approach is to form alliances between higher levels of government and communities to put pressure… Read More

Land Policies for Growth and Poverty Reduction

RTI Bibliographic reference 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. Link:… Read More