Decentralisation

Local Governance in Nigeria: An Unsettling State of Affairs

By |2020-09-01T09:25:29+02:00September 1st 2020|Decentralisation, Governance & Finance, , , , |

Local governments in Nigeria have financial autonomy – technically. Idayat Hassan, Director of the Centre for Democracy and Development in Abuja, reveals why they are still severely disempowered and what needs to be done to revive them.

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Municipal Financing: The Key to Climate-Neutral Cities (video)

By |2020-08-27T09:55:57+02:00August 27th 2020|Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Climate Change & Resilience, Decentralisation, Municipal & Climate Finance, , , |

To learn more about the three levels of action required to improve municipal finance and ultimately build climate-neutral cities, take a look at this short explanatory film by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

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When Tax Hits Home: Institutional Barriers to Decentralisation in Freetown

By |2020-08-25T09:15:55+02:00August 25th 2020|Decentralisation, Governance & Finance, Municipal & Climate Finance, , , |

A newly proposed tax reform could quintuple Freetown’s budget for the delivery of much-needed urban services. Yet, a political stalemate may endanger the city’s push for more transparency and progress. Braima Koroma, Dr Joseph Macarthy and Yasmina Yusuf from the Sierra Leone Urban Research Centre spotlight the country’s current state of decentralisation.

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More Inclusive Cities for a Better Urban Future: Participatory Planning in Indonesia

By |2020-08-20T11:23:42+02:00August 20th 2020|Decentralisation, Urban & Metropolitan Governance, , , , |

Participatory budgeting in Indonesia is not new, but policy makers still rarely consult with citizens on large-scale urban projects – even though it leads to better and more sustainable results. John Taylor and Ahmad Rifai make a strong case for embracing people-based budgets.

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Global Partnerships for City-Scale Challenges: the Karlsruhe-Kampala Climate Partnership

By |2020-08-25T16:19:28+02:00August 18th 2020|Decentralisation, Global Urban Debates, Multi Stakeholder Partnerships, , , , |

Evolving cross-border cooperation shows that trans-boundary action can help individual cities address local challenges. Emana Nsikan-George from Climate Alliance highlights the development of decentralised municipal cooperation and provides a promising example from Uganda and Germany.

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Inclusive Policies need Inclusive Policymaking – Participatory Budgeting in Cameroon

By |2020-08-11T11:22:59+02:00August 11th 2020|Decentralisation, Urban & Metropolitan Governance, , , |

Participatory Budgeting bridges the gap between governments and their people. Jules Dumas Nguebou and Achille Noupéou uncover what happens when disadvantaged Cameroonians suddenly have a say over city spending.

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Bangladesh: In Quest of a Decentralised Local Representative Bodies

By |2020-08-04T11:21:53+02:00August 4th 2020|Decentralisation, Urban & Metropolitan Governance, , , |

Are local government bodies in Bangladesh fully empowered? Dr Mohammad Tarikul Islam investigates this question and makes a case for strengthening local leadership through ensuring funds and participation.

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Interview: The Power of Decentralisation

By |2018-07-12T15:21:16+02:00July 10th 2018|Decentralisation, Governance & Finance, , , , , , |

Ghana is one of the frontrunner countries dedicated to implementing the SDGs. Highlighting the local perspective, one area of implementation is the revision of the country's National Urban Policy. URBANET spoke to Sylvanus K. Adzornu from the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development about key drivers for successful implementation of SDGs.

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The challenges in achieving sustainable urban development for cities in Ghana

By |2017-10-14T16:15:16+02:00August 9th 2016|Decentralisation, Governance & Finance, , , , , , , |

What are the challenges Ghanaian cities face in achieving sustainable development? Isaac Ashai Omdatten, Mayor of Tema, describes how he makes his city more livable.

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Creating sustainable and liveable cities to support decentralisation in Ghana

By |2017-10-14T16:26:47+02:00July 21st 2016|Decentralisation, Governance & Finance, , , , , , , , |

Rapid urbanisation accelerated by rural-urban and North-South migration due to economic imbalances causes serious challenges for local authorities in Ghana. On behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, the Support for Decentralisation Reforms (SfDR) programme supports the implementation of the Ghanaian decentralisation reforms at regional, district and local level.

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