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 […]

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 […]

Decentralization of Agricultural Extension Systems : Key Elements for Success

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Swanson, Burton E.; Samy, Mohamed M. Publisher: World Bank, Washington, DC (English) Description: This paper discusses key elements for the successful implementation of a decentralized agricultural extension system, using 24 case studies. It also outlines the rationale for decentralization and various alternative arrangements. Link: http://info.worldbank.org/etools/docs/library/51025/ZipAgExtension1/ag_extension1/Materials/May6Session1/Decentralization-India4-18-03_paper.pdf Imported from id 682486 Rec 591 […]

Governing the Commons : The Evolution of Institutions for Collective Action

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Ostrom, Elinor Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge Etc. (English) Description: PARTIAL PREVIEW In this pioneering book Elinor Ostrom tackles one of the most enduring and contentious questions of positive polical economy, whether and how the exploration of common-pool resources can be organized in a way that avoids both excessive consumption and […]

Reforming Public Institutions and Strengthening Governance : A World Bank Strategy

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Publisher: World Bank, Washington, DC (English) Description: This strategy paper takes stock of the Bank

The Political Economy of Democratic Decentralization

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Manor, James Publisher: World Bank, Washington, DC (English) Description: This report examines the origins and implications decentralization from a political economy perspective, with a focus on its promise and limitations. It identifies conditions needed for decentralization to succeed and suggests ways in which decentralization can promote rural development. Link: http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/1999/04/20/000094946_99033105561862/Rendered/PDF/multi_page.pdf Imported […]

Toward a Political-Economy of Local Governance in Africa : Policies, Institutions, Interests and Consequences

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Wunsch, James S. Publisher: Indiana University, Bloomington, IN (English) Description: This paper is an attempt to develop and explore a model of what might be called the ‘political economy’ of local governance in Africa, and how it affects several of the policies and institutions used to organize key aspects of decentralization […]

Rethinking Decentralization in Developing Countries

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Litvack, Jennie Ilene; Ahmad, Junaid; Bird, Richard Miller Publisher: World Bank, Washington, DC (English) Description: This paper explores how a wide range of variables – institutional ones in particular – can affect decentralization efforts and how policies and incentives can be designed to improve outcomes. The question of capacity is also […]