West Africa and Decentralization

What is decentralization?  "The dispersion or distribution of functions and powers; specifically :  the delegation of power from a central authority to regional and local authorities." How does it happen in West Africa? Who gets the money and why?  Decentralization generally refers to the transfer of certain responsibilities away from the central level to the … Continue reading West Africa and Decentralization

African Fiscal Decentralization: A Means to Local Governance

A common problem of local community-led development efforts is that local communities sometimes lack the proper resources to accomplish their goals. Additionally, when central governments control the budgets of local governments, money disbursement can become unfair and untimely. This is where we begin to question the best methods of funding local community efforts, and this is where … Continue reading African Fiscal Decentralization: A Means to Local Governance

A NEW RESEARCH AGENDA AND EXAMPLES FROM THE FIELD

By Sreya Panuganti With the Sustainable Development Goals nearing their one-year anniversary, the global community continues to strive toward eradicating poverty by 2030. In order to achieve this ambitious target, many international development practitioners are embracing a more holistic approach to development, combining traditionally single-sector programming, like health or environment work, into more comprehensive efforts. … Continue reading A NEW RESEARCH AGENDA AND EXAMPLES FROM THE FIELD

Putting People First at #UNGA

September 22, 2016 - New York City, NY: "Putting People First: Community-led Development" featured leaders from the UN and Civil Civil Society describing the growing momentum for community-led development as the best pathway to achieving the integrated Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The event was hosted by The Movement for Community-led Development during the week of the … Continue reading Putting People First at #UNGA