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: Imported… 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:… Read More

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

The Effects of Decentralisation and Privatisation on Urban Environmental Management : Waste Management in the Accra Metropolitan Area

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Obirih-Opareh, Nelson Publisher: Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), Amsterdam (English) Description: This study deals with new institutional arrangements for solid waste management in Accra, Ghana. It was carried out with the aim of making clear how government

Decentralisation in Mali : Putting Policy into Practice

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Diarra, Souleymane; Lubbock, Jean Publisher: Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), Amsterdam (English) Description: This bulletin describes the rationale for and foundations of decentralisation in Mali, the institutional support arrangements and the first achievements of the process at local level, as well as the issues and challenges arising from this process. Link:… Read More

Local Government Initiative : Pro-Poor Infrastructure and Service Delivery in Rural Sub-Saharan Africa : A Synthesis of Case Studies

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Winter , Mike Publisher: United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), New York, NY (English) Description: This paper provides a synthesis and comparative analysis of the case studies of local government infrastructure and service delivery in rural areas in four sub-Saharan countries (Ethiopia, Mali, Senegal and Uganda). Link: Imported from id… Read More

Decentralization, Deconcentration and Devolution : What Do They Mean?

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Yuliani, Elizabeth Linda Publisher: Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Bogor (English) Description: This document lists definitions of decentralization, deconcentration, devolution and other related terms used in papers presented at the Interlaken Workshop on Decentralization, 27-30 April 2004, Interlaken, Switzerland. Link: Imported from id 680263 Rec 459 Lines 9421.

Building and Reinventing Decentralised Governance (BRiDGE) : Project Document

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Publisher: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Etc., New York, NY Etc. (English) Description: The UNDP-sponsored BRiDGE initiative in Indonesia aims to improve public service through more interactive governance and to strengthen public monitoring of government through better access to information. Its actions have focused on schools and community health centers. Link:… Read More

Municipalities and Finance : A Sourcebook for Capacity Building

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Blore, Ian; Devas, Nick; Slater, Richard Publisher: Earthscan, London (English) Description: Limited preview This sourcebook provides solutions for building municipal finance capacity in development contexts . With increasing decentralization, finance and the effective delivery of services at the local level, particularly for the poor, are critical issues for local governments. Link:… Read More

Unappreciated Service : Performance, Perceptions, and Women : Leaders in India

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Duflo, Esther; Topalova, Petia Publisher: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Department of Economics, Cambridge, MA (English) Description: This study explores the impact of reservations for women in the Panchayat system in India on the performance of policy makers and on voters perceptions of this performance. The study finds that overall, villages… Read More