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Jorge Rodriguez Bilbao uploaded a new Document 19 July 2011

Decentralisation reforms have rarely bred empowered democratic local authorities. Discretion and accountability relationships depend on the political economy of each country, and historical/colonial legacies.

Jorge Rodriguez Bilbao uploaded a new Document 27 July 2011

This paper from the United Nations Capital Development Fund provides an overview of lessons learned from the design and implementation of performance-based grant systems (PBGSs) for local governments in 15 developing countries.  This paper is particularly valuable for central and local government

Traditionally humanitarian aid comes into play as an immediate response to provide lifesaving assistance in a natural or man-made disaster situation. Whereas, development practitioners work on increasing resilience to reduce the risk of disasters. But what about the middle ground? Dr Thorsten Klose [TK] of the German Red Cross discusses how scientific information can be incorporated into the humanitarian system to better prepare for disasters.
Capacity4dev Team created a new WIKI page 15 December 2014

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Jorge Rodriguez Bilbao uploaded a new Document 19 July 2011

This paper by Prof. Keshav C. Sharma (University of Botswana), argues that traditional structures continue to play a role in local development.

Zaira Girbau Garcia uploaded a new Document 25 June 2010

Smart supergrid

Gigantic transmission lines could connect North Sea wind farms and African solar farms to European consumption centres. Linking them with smart grids would produce a “supergrid”.

Jorge Rodriguez Bilbao uploaded a new Document 19 July 2011

Ghana’s reviewed decentralization policy is likely to bring about incremental rather than transformational change. In the authors’ view, extensive decentralisation would be likely to exacerbate problems rather than solve them.

Jorge Rodriguez Bilbao uploaded a new Document 28 May 2011

This summary presents a synthesis of discussions that took place at a World Bank-EU workshop on decentralisation processes in Madagascar.

Jorge Rodriguez Bilbao uploaded a new Document 24 May 2011

This presentation summarises findings from an EC-commissioned study on aid effectiveness and decentralisation.

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