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.

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… Read More

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… Read More

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.… Read More