Grounding the State : Poverty, Inequality and the Politics of Governance in India’s Panchayats

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Johnson, Craig; Deshingkar, Priya; Start, Daniel Publisher: Overseas Development Institute (ODI), London (English) Description: This report shows that although the Government of Andhra Pradesh has not devolved power to the same extent, its populist approach to certain forms of poverty reduction has empowered the poor in ways that the more ambitious […]

Devolution As a Threat to Democratic Decision-Making in Forestry? : Findings from Three States in India

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Sarin, Madhu; Singh, Neera M.; Sundar, Nandini; Bhogal, Ranu K. Publisher: Overseas Development Institute (ODI), London (English) Description: The conflict between the state devolution policy of Joint Forest Management and the exercise of democratic local control over forest management in India is examined with regard to livelihood and forest quality improvement. […]