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

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RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Diarra, Souleymane; Hilhorst, Dorothea H.M.; Baltissen, Gerard Publisher: Institut Royal Des Tropiques (KIT), Amsterdam (French) Description: This report discusses not only the rationale for and foundations of decentralization in Mali, the institutional arrangements, and the first results of decentralization at local level, but also the issues and challenges arising from the… Read More

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

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

Sector-Wide Approaches and Decentralisation Strategies Pulling in Opposite Directions? : A Case Study from Uganda

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Kasumba, George; Land, Anthony Publisher: Capacity4dev.Eu, Brussels (English) Description: The importance of the local government component in sector-wide approaches (SWAps) is often overlooked or underplayed, which undermines the very principles guiding SWAps. This needs not be so. This study aims to shed some light on this complex question in the context… Read More

Solutions when the Solution is the Problem : Arraying the Disarray in Development

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Pritchett, Lant; Woolcock, Michael Publisher: Center for Global Development (CGD), Washington, DC (English) Description: In the 1990s, after failure of the centralized, top-down approach to development, scholars and practitioners began to tout more radical

Promoting Local Economic Development Through Strategic Planning

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Publisher: United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) Etc., Nairobi Etc. (English) Description: The Local Economic Development (LED) series is a resource for local governments, businesses and civil society organizations to help them initiate and implement local economic development interventions through a strategic planning process. Link: http://www.unhabitat.org/pmss/listItemDetails.aspx?publicationID=1922 Imported from id 679941 Rec… Read More