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

Does Greater Accountability Improve the Quality of Delivery of Public Services? : Evidence from Uganda

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Deininger, Klaus; Mpuga, Paul Publisher: World Bank, Washington, DC (English) Description: A study from Uganda shows that improved accountability will be important to reduce the incidence of corruption and improve delivery of public services. at the local, national, regional and global level. Local governments and their associations must be strengthened to… Read More

Nature, Wealth, and Power : Emerging Best Practice for Revitalizing Rural Africa

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Anderson, Jon; Shaikh, Asif Publisher: United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Washington, DC (English) Description: This paper discusses natural resource management as a key economic and governance issue for rural Africa. Building on lessons learned from more than 20 years of natural resource

Traditional Structures in Local Governance for Local Development

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Lutz, Georg; Linder, Wolf Publisher: University of Berne, Bern (English) Description: The aim of this study is to analyse existing literature and case studies on traditional structures in local governance, in order to clarify the basic concepts of their contents and to identify information gaps. Link: http://info.worldbank.org/etools/docs/library/136160/tslg/pdf/trad_struct_engl.pdf Imported from id 679898… 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

Decentralization and Local Government in Bolivia : An Overview from the Bottom Up

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Faguet, Jean-Paul Publisher: London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Development Studies Institute (DESTIN), London (English) Description: In this paper, dr. Jean-Paul Faguet of the London School of Economics draws general lessons from his insights on decentralization and popular democracy in Bolivia. The preconditions for democratic, accountable, informed, and economically… Read More

Local Economic Development Agencies : International Co-Operation for Human Development, Economic Democracy and Poverty Reduction

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Catenacci, Bruno Publisher: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Etc., New York, NY Etc. (English) Description: A LEDA is a legal,local partnership arrangement between the main public and private institutions with the aim of maximizing the endogenous economic potential and competitive advantage of a territory in a global context, by making use… Read More

Institutions, Decentralization and Growth

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Osoro, Nehemiah E. Publisher: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), Addis Ababa (English) Description: The link between institutions and fiscal decentralization is discussed and the extent to which fiscal decentralization impacts on growth is explored. A typology of decentralization is presented and the role of institutions in fiscal decentralization is… Read More