The Politics of Decentralization : Forests, People and Power

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Colfer, Carol J. Pierce; Capistrano, Doris Publisher: Earthscan, London Etc. (English) Description: EDOC is Partial preview A workshop on decentralization, federal systems of forestry, and national forest programmes was held in Interlaken, Switzerland, in April 2004, bringing together more than 160 participants from 51 countries, representing over 70% of the global… Read More

Devolution of Resource Rights, Poverty, and Natural Resource Management : A Review

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Shyamsundar, Priya; Araral, Eduardo; Weeraratne, Suranjan Publisher: World Bank, Washington, DC (English) Description: This paper explores the impact, success factors and emerging challenges of decentralized natural resource management. These issues are looked at in relation to community-based wildlife management, irrigation management transfer, and community forestry. Link: http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2005/11/10/000090341_20051110144328/Rendered/PDF/341140Resource0rights0EDP0110401public1.pdf Imported from id 651264… Read More

72 Frequently Asked Questions About Participatory Budgeting

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Cabannes, Yves; Huber, Richard Publisher: UN-Habitat Etc., Nairobi Etc. (English) Description: The manual intends to respond in a direct and practical way to the general question of how best to implement a Participatory Budget. Case studies from 14 illustrative cities in Latin America and Europe are presented as examples. Link: http://ww2.unhabitat.org/campaigns/governance/documents/FAQPP.pdf… Read More

Designing Rules for Demand-Driven Rural Investment Funds : The Latin American Experience

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Wiens, Thomas; Guadagni, Maurizio Publisher: World Bank, Washington, DC (English) Description: The demand-driven rural investment fund (DRIFs) is a mechanism for decentralizing decision-making authority and financial resources to local governments and communities. This study explores how well-designed DRIF rules could substitute for central veto power. Link: http://go.worldbank.org/A9RPQSVDT0 Imported from id 226723… Read More

Decentralization in Latin America : Learning Through Experience

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Peterson, George E. Publisher: World Bank, Washington, DC (English) Description: Three main challenges for decentralization to succeed in Latin America and the Caribbean are analysed: (1) establishing national fiscal frameworks; (2) placing governments closer to the people; and (3) improving municipal service delivery. Link: http://go.worldbank.org/Y8ODISOJX0 Imported from id 212210 Rec 29… Read More