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

Monitoring and Evaluation of Support for Decentralisation and Local Governance : Kenya Case Study

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Maina, Betty Publisher: European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM), Maastricht (English) Description: The ECDPM researched approaches and tools for monitoring and evaluating support to decentralization. The paper analyses the present practice in Kenya, a country that has engaged repeatedly in decentralisation efforts and received support from a number of European… Read More

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

Local Organizations in Decentralized Development : Their Functions and Performance in India

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Alsop, Ruth; Kurey, Bryan Publisher: World Bank, Washington, DC (English) Description: Local organizations have become key mechanisms in effective, fair, and sustainable resource management and development in India. However, the support for local organizations is often little more than rudimentary. Link: http://go.worldbank.org/JGIR9UKHR0 Imported from id 567091 Rec 105 Lines 2432.

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

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.

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

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

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