The Impact Initiative has closed. This website has now been archived and will no longer be updated.
The Impact Initiative has closed. This website has now been archived and will no longer be updated.
A range of issues on governance, participation, and accountability, including: citizenship, planning, economic investment, rights, and environmental impact.

New Century Local Government: Commonwealth Perspectives

 

Democratic decentralisation through ‘conventional’ institutions of local government is facing increasing challenges, whether from financial pressures, questions of representativeness, difficult central-local relations and from a perhaps growing belief that local government has failed to realise its potential and there may be better ways of achieving societal goals. It is clear there is need to contemplate quite radical change to ensure local government becomes or remains ‘fit for purpose’.

More UK aid supplies land in earthquake-hit Nepal
The research spans low-income, aid-dependent states that are landlocked (Malawi, Zambia), Island economies (Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea), and also transition economies (China, India) and addresses the salary gap that exists between aid workers working for different agencies.

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