Decentralisation

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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