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Decentralisation & local government

Considering approaches to decentralisation as a means to increasing democracy and citizen participation. Local government as a key part of the democratisation process.

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Interrogating Decentralisation in Africa
Shandana Khan Mohmand (ed); M. Loureiro (ed) / Institute of Development Studies UK 2017
This issue of the Open Access IDS Bulletin examines the impact of decentralisation at the local level through detailed case studies of five countries – Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia. The issue deals with all three of...
Indigenous participation in resource development: a paradigm shift
S. Molodecky / Latin American Center for Rural Development 2016
Indigenous Peoples as a demographic are amongst the poorest and most marginalized on the planet. Many have been displaced and exist in territories where extreme conditions make sustainable economic development challenging, wit...
Decentralized climate change responses in uganda: climate change adaptation lacks local government funding
Chemonics International Inc. 2017
This study explored ways in which Mali’s 25-year old decentralized governance system empowers local government to help communities adapt to the changing climate. The findings suggest that local development plans hold promise as a...
Decentralized climate change responses in Uganda: climate change adaptation lacks local government funding
Danish Institute for International Studies 2015
Local governments in Uganda are the most appropriate level for implementing national climate change adaptation and mitigation policies. They provide the best institutional interface between local people’s aspiration and i...
Statistical profile of scheduled tribes in India 2013
The Ministry of Tribal Affairs 2013
The Government of India acknowledges the importance of a good database to deal with Scheduled Tribes’ affairs.This document contains information relating to some key characteristics pertaining to Scheduled Tribe population such a...
Tribal profile at a glance 2014
The Ministry of Tribal Affairs 2014
Statistical Profile of Scheduled Tribes. This is done through collection, collation, analysis and dissemination of data and information on various facets of tribals and their socio-economic development  from different sources - C...
Ethnic diversity, segregation, and ethnocentric trust in Africa
A. L. Robinson / Afrobarometer 2016
Ethnic diversity is generally associated with less social capital and lower levels of trust. However, most empirical evidence for this relationship is focused on generalized trust, rather than more theoretically ap ...
Regional integration for Africa: Could stronger public support turn 'rhetoric into reality'?
M. Olapade; E.E. Selormey; H. Gninafon / Afrobarometer 2016
Regional integration has been a development strategy for Africa for decades. The African Economic Community’s founding treaty in 1991 provided a framework targeting full political and economic integration by 2019. Many African co...
Is community-based natural resource management in Botswana viable?
R. Chevallier; R. Harvey / South African Institute of International Affairs 2016
If Botswana is to continue its success story as an African anomaly, it will have to manage its transition to a less diamond-dependent economy skilfully. Until alternative and new sources of economic growth can be found, eco-to...
Focus on barangay economic development
R.F. Lavado; A.S. Layug; I.M.T. Pantig / Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2009
As the barangay is considered to be the local government unit closest to the people in terms of access and proximity, its role in local service delivery cannot be undermined. Hence, it is important for a barangay to learn how to maxim...
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