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A project of Public participation in Water Governance in Greece, on Managing the Anthemountas River Basin, under the WFD provisions and the funding of EU LIFE programme.
Summary After emerging from a toxic civil war and 25 years of dictatorship, Uganda has seen increased economic and social stability over the last few decades. This nation is viewed by many as an example of how microfinance can shape and influence socio-economic issues in a developing country. Microentrepreneurs form...
Self-governance is the exercise of power or control over oneself without external interference.
Neighbourhood management has been used primarily in low-income neighbourhoods as a way to reform service delivery, improve living conditions and build community capacity. The process is fundamentally participatory in that it involves community members directly in the planning, implementation, and maintenance of services and infrastructure.
Le Sistema Nacional de Consejos de Desarrollo (SISCODE) est le principal moyen de participation des populations maya, xinca et garífuna et non indigènes à la gestion publique pour mener à bien le processus de planification du développement démocratique.
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Malawi's 1996 programme of decentralization faced many challenges, including a lack of state legitimacy and serious financial constraints. As a result, in 2005 the government shifted towards a reliance on structures that incorporate traditional leadership which could potentially provide the participatory outcomes that decentralization had intended to produce.
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The county initiated budget consultation processes that considered the public views and approved projects from the long lists provided during the 30 budget consultations held at the Ward level. While an important first step, the Makueni budget consultations in the 2014/15 budget cycle were characterized by weaknesses. To address the...
This case documents how Ghanaian women were able to build consensus and draft the Women's Manifesto for Ghana through deliberative assembly meetings. The Manifesto offers analysis, prescriptive demands and establishes a Women’s Manifesto Coalition, to ensure that the human rights of women are upheld.
Participatory Forest Management (PFM) is a community-based approach to forest conservation and management. Melanie McDermott and Kate Schreckenberg, who write about equity in community forestry and the experiences faced in both North and South countries, describe community forestry as an ‘‘exercise by local people over decisions regarding management of forests,...
Community Based Health Insurance (CBHI) schemes have become a primary way of financing healthcare in several developing countries today. In most countries, CBHI schemes are financed through general tax revenues or contributions from social insurance groups[i]. In Ethiopia, the CBHI initiative was set up as a community-based health project that...
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