Decentralization and Agricultural Development : Introduction to the Training Path on Decentralization and Agricultural Development : Thematic Overview

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Lai, K.C.; Cistulli, Vito Publisher: EASYPol : For FAO, Rome (English) Description: These modules could be of interest to a broad audience of policy analysts, decision makers, development practitioners, and training institutions. The modules deal with decentralization of: (1) agricultural services; (2) rural financial services; and (3) input supply and marketing… Read More

State Recognition of Traditional Authority in Mozambique : The Nexus of Community Representation and State Assistance

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Buur, Lars; Kyed, Helene Maria Publisher: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Uppsala (English) Description: The provisions of Decree 15/2000 in Mozambique for decentralization, nation building, rural development, civic education, community participation, and recognition of traditional authorities are an ambiguous mix of community-representation and state-assistance. Link: http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:nai:diva-114 Imported from id 605470 Rec 106 Lines 2456.

The Development Role of Traditional Authorities in View of the Decentralization in Malawi

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Magomero, Christopher Julio Publisher: University of South Africa (UNISA), Pretoria Etc. (English) Description: The role of traditional authorities or chiefs in rural development within the decentralization system of Malawi is examined. It is argued that Chiefs are the main link between the poorest people and other stakeholders including officials in central… Read More

Decentralization and Service Delivery

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Ahmad, Junaid Publisher: World Bank, Washington, DC (English) Description: This paper provides a framework that explains both why decentralization can generate substantial improvements in service delivery, and why it often falls short of this promise. Strong relationships of accountability between the actors in the service delivery chain are emphasized. Link: http://www-wds.worldbank.org/servlet/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2005/05/12/000011823_20050512104803/Rendered/PDF/wps3603.pdf… Read More

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

Decentralization and District Development : Participatory &Amp; Multi-Sectoral Framework for Decentralized Policies and Local Development Strategies Addressed to Millennium Development Goals : Consolidated Review of Case Studies, Regional Experiences, Best Practices and Evidences Based on UNCDF &Amp; UNDP Support in Mozambique

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Massuanganhe, Israel Jacob Publisher: United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) Etc., New York, NY Etc. (English) Description: The document is an integrated and multi-sectoral policy paper that provides a general framework for mainstreaming sectoral decentralization into local development with special emphasis on the eradication of poverty, accountability, participation, and capacity building.… Read More

Having Your Say : A Handbook for Ward Committees

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Publisher: Centre for Public Participation (CPP), Durban (English) Description: This handbook provides handy hints, practical ideas and guidance for running ward committees in the South African governance system. It is designed to provide councillors and ward committee members with a series of steps to take when working in their ward committees.… Read More

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

Delivering the Goods : Building Local Government Capacity to Achieve the Millennium Development Goals : A Practitioner

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Shotton, Roger; Winter, Mike Publisher: United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), New York, NY (English) Description: Guide presenting guidelines, lessons and practical experiences to inform practitioners on the front line, charged with designing, implementing or supporting programmes aimed at building local government capacities for local development. Link: http://www.uncdf.org/sites/default/files/Download/UNCDF_LDG2.pdf Imported from id… Read More