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

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

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

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

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.

Building Democratic Institutions : Governance Reform in Developing Countries

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Cheema, G. Shabbir Publisher: Kumarian, Bloomfield, CT (English) Description: Partial preview Over the past decades, good governance came to be seen as transparent, representative, accountable, and participatory. The most successful experiments in decentralization have mobilized the support of political, governmental, and civic leaders to sustain governance reforms. Link: http://books.google.nl/books?id=J2uY9N4CLYAC&pg=PA0#v=onepage&q&f=false Imported from… Read More

The World We Could Win : Administering Global Governance

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Fraser-Moleketi, Geraldine Joslyn Publisher: IOS Press Etc., Amsterdam Etc. (English) Description: The history and definition of governance are reviewed and the implementation of good governance at the local level is contrasted with the complexities of good governance at the global level. The importance of proportionality and subsidiarity in realizing openness, participation… Read More