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Author: Anwar Shah
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: management, financial, public, local
Number of Pages: 290
Published: 2007-05-01
ISBN-10: 0821369377
ISBN-13: 9780821369371

Transparent and prudent local financial management has come to be recognized as critical to the integrity of local public sector and to gaining and retaining trust of local residents. Such integrity and trust is sometimes lacking in some local governments in developing countries, especially in the Africa region. This volume attemptsto provide practical guidance to local governments interested in establishing sound financial management systems. Leading international experts have contributed to all relevant aspectsof local public financial management - cash management, internal controls, account

Author: Huairou Commission
Publisher: UN-HABITAT
Keywords: local, governance, perspective, grassroots, dialogue, women
Number of Pages: 81
Published: 2004-01-01
ISBN-10: 9211317185
ISBN-13: 9789211317183

"This publication ... describes locally designed strategies through which grassroots women's groups initiate and engage in ongoing dialogue with local authorities, with a view to influence policies, plans and programmes in ways that address women's priorities ...The Local to Local Dialogues described in this publication are illustrative of such inclusive decision-making processes. The six case studies chronicle the experiences and efforts of each of the women's groups to identify priorities and negotiate with local authorities and in some cases other government authorities."--P. 4.

Author: Fred Thompson
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: hearings, committee, judiciary, senate, solutions, state, violence, developing, local, youth
Number of Pages: 267
Published: 1998-10-01
ISBN-10: 0788172778
ISBN-13: 9780788172779

A field hearing on youth violence: local solutions, held in Memphis, & Nashville, TN, where the local residents & government have taken steps to stem the tide of youth violence. Witnesses include local officials, representatives of intervention & prevention programs, youth offenders, & a student who has formed an organization to attack youth violence.

Author: United Cities and Local Governments
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: local, united, cities, governments, report, first, democracy, world, decentralization, global
Number of Pages: 350
Published: 2009
ISBN-10: 0821377345
ISBN-13: 9780821377345

'Decentralization and Local Democracy in the World' constitutes a global reference on decentralization by presenting the contemporary situation of local governments in all regions of the world. The report analyzes local authorities in each continent under three main themes: the evolution of territorial structures; responsibilities and power, management and finances; and local democracy. An additional chapter is dedicated to the governance of large metropolises, where rapid growth presents major challenges, in particular in the fast-developing countries of the South. This report also offers a c

Author: Steve Martinez
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: impacts, issues, concepts, systems, food, local
Number of Pages: 87
Published: 2010-11
ISBN-10: 1437933629
ISBN-13: 9781437933628

This comprehensive overview of local food systems explores alternative definitions of local food, estimates market size and reach, describes the characteristics of local consumers and producers, and examines early indications of the economic and health impacts of local food systems. Defining żlocalż based on marketing arrangements, such as farmers selling directly to consumers at regional farmersż markets or to schools, is well recognized. Statistics suggest that local food markets account for a small, but growing, share of U.S. agricultural production. For smaller farms, direct marketing t

Author: Noya Antonella
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Keywords: boundaries, social, enterprises, changing, leed, economic, employment, development, local
Number of Pages: 274
Published: 2009-01-16
ISBN-10: 9264055517
ISBN-13: 9789264055513

Social enterprises are entering a new phase of consolidation after overcoming various challenges over the last 10 years in their efforts to foster sustainable local development, help create local wealth and jobs, and fight social exclusion. This book contains recommendations for national and local policy makers and presents a set of international best practices based on new legislation that has been enacted, novel frontiers that have opened up, and support and financial tools that have been developed.

Author: Donald S. Rothchild
Publisher: GIGA-Hamburg
Keywords: local, decentralisation, accountability, governance, initiative, african, strengthening
Number of Pages: 192
Published: 1994
ISBN-10: 3928049267
ISBN-13: 9783928049269
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