Democratisation and Local Government Transformation in South Africa : A Case Study of Maluti District, 1995-2005

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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

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Decentralization and Service Delivery

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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

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Rivalry or Synergy? : Formal and Informal Local Governance in Rural India

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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 role for local democracy.

Link: http://www.ids.ac.uk/download.cfm?file=wp226.pdf

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Decentralisation in Mali : Putting Policy into Practice

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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: http://dare.uva.nl/cgi/arno/show.cgi?fid=113693

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

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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: http://www.uncdf.org/sites/default/files/Download/InitiativesENG_0.pdf

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Decentralization, Deconcentration and Devolution : What Do They Mean?

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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: http://www.cifor.cgiar.org/publications/pdf_files/interlaken/Compilation.pdf

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