Rural Decentralization and Local Governance

Scaling-up social accountability in World bank operations

Agarwal, Sanjay and Heltberg, Rasmus and Diachok, Myrtle | 2009
  • Author(s): Agarwal, Sanjay and Heltberg, Rasmus and Diachok, Myrtle
  • Publisher: World bank]
  • Pages: --
  • Keywords: public services, world bank, budgeting, accountability, popular participation, governance, local government
Social accountability holds considerable promise for achieving better governance and service delivery. Tools and mechanisms include participatory budgeting, public expenditure tracking, citizen report cards, community score cards, social audits, citizen charters, and right to information acts.

Mobilizing rural institutions : a comparative study of rural institutions for improving governance and development : Afghanistan, Ethiopia, India, Vietnam, and Yemen

Agrawal, Arun and Perrin, Nicolas | 2009
  • Author(s): Agrawal, Arun and Perrin, Nicolas
  • Publisher: World bank. Social development
  • Pages: --
  • Keywords: local government, governance, poverty alleviation, social justice, institutional infrastructure, afghanistan, ethiopia, india, vietnam, yemen
The role of local institutions in improving governance and livelihoods for more marginal and disadvantaged populations, was studied in Afghanistan, Ethiopia, India (Orissa), Vietnam, and Yemen. The focus was on: agricultural services; natural resource management; and local governance.

Making decentralization accountable : a framework for analysis and empirical studies from south Asia and west Africa : paper submitted to Comparative politics

Agrawal, Arun and Ribot, Jesse C. | 2000
  • Author(s): Agrawal, Arun and Ribot, Jesse C.
  • Publisher: Indiana university]
  • Pages: --
  • Keywords: decentralization in government, local government, popular participation, political power, history, south asia, west africa
A framework for examining the degree to which decentralizations are being carried out is described. Most decentralization efforts end up without increasing much the powers of local authorities or peoples. Since 1917, francophone West Africa has seen at least four distinct waves.

Local government autonomy and its effectiveness in Nigeria

Ahmad, Abdullahi Ayoade | 2013]
  • Author(s): Ahmad, Abdullahi Ayoade
  • Publisher: Khon Kaen university. International association of local government scholars
  • Pages: 48--59
  • Keywords: political aspects, decision-making, local government, governance, public administration, nigeria
In Nigeria, federal and state governments maintained great level of influence and control over local authorities. As a result of this the LG effectiveness and performances were largely hindered. The paper lays down some suggestions for reform strategies as a corrective measure.

Changing international perspectives on decentralization : international agencies and options for Pakistan

Ahmad, Ehtisham | 2010
  • Author(s): Ahmad, Ehtisham
  • Publisher: London school of economics (LSE) [etc.]
  • Pages: --
  • Keywords: decentralization in government, development assistance, international co-operation, public services, fiscal policy, pakistan
The history and trends in the normative and positive traditions with regard to decentralization are reviewed, international experiences are examined, and the challenges that Pakistan will have to face in order to become a fully functional and prosperous federation are identified.

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