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

IFAD’s Performance and Impact in Decentralizing Environments : Experiences from Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda : Thematic Evaluation

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Publisher: International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Rome (English) Description: This IFAD evaluation could not conclude that decentralization in Ethiopia, Tanzania, and Uganda has enhanced the impact of IFAD-assisted interventions, or made them more pro-poor or more accountable to the poor. Recommendations are made for capacity building, accountability, and project design.… Read More

Does Greater Accountability Improve the Quality of Delivery of Public Services? : Evidence from Uganda

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Deininger, Klaus; Mpuga, Paul Publisher: World Bank, Washington, DC (English) Description: A study from Uganda shows that improved accountability will be important to reduce the incidence of corruption and improve delivery of public services. at the local, national, regional and global level. Local governments and their associations must be strengthened to… Read More

Decentralisation and Community-Based Planning

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Goldman, Ian Publisher: International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), London (English) Description: Community Based Planning (CBP) as a means of promoting community involvement in development projects, and ensuring stronger linkages between community and local government, is assessed. Tips for trainers are included. Link: http://pubs.iied.org/pdfs/9312IIED.pdf Imported from id 564313 Rec 102… 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: http://www.uncdf.org/sites/default/files/Download/InitiativesENG_0.pdf Imported from id… Read More

Lessons Learned on Donor Support to Decentralisation and Local Governance

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Publisher: Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), Paris (English) Description: The objective of the study was firstly, to provide a synthesis of the lessons learned and good practice cases on donor support to decentralization and local governance. Secondly, to guide donors and partner countries towards improving programmes supporting decentralization and… Read More

Sector-Wide Approaches and Decentralisation Strategies Pulling in Opposite Directions? : A Case Study from Uganda

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Kasumba, George; Land, Anthony Publisher: Capacity4dev.Eu, Brussels (English) Description: The importance of the local government component in sector-wide approaches (SWAps) is often overlooked or underplayed, which undermines the very principles guiding SWAps. This needs not be so. This study aims to shed some light on this complex question in the context… Read More

Building Coherence Between Sector Reforms and Decentralisation : Do SWAps Provide the Missing Link?

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Land, Tony; Hauck, Volker; Bijl, Jaap Publisher: European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM), Maastricht (English) Description: The report looks at the relationship between sector-wide approaches (SWAps), sector programmes and decentralization processes in different institutional contexts, drawing on five country studies. It examines how SWAps can support sector reforms and decentralization… Read More