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  • Rediscovering the notion of civil society - HDRNet
    No Derivatives 96Kb Abstract The document courtesy of L Harmattan Italia for the Italian and of IEPALA for the Spanish version analyzes the reasons of the rediscovery of the notion of civil society that has been observed in the last few decades of the XX Century After an analysis of the history of the concept from XVIII the century the debate bloomed in the 80s and 90s is examined Several

    Original URL path: http://hdrnet.org/473/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Voice and Accountability: the Media and the Internet in Democratic Development - HDRNet
    Creative Commons Attribution Non commercial No Derivatives 376Kb Official URL http www undp org Abstract This paper focuses on the role of new media technologies in Human Development The author finds that they have the possibility to enlighten political beliefs and encourage political actions that are helpful for drafting a strategy for genuine development and good governance Document Type Monograph Technical Report Topics Democratic and participatory governance Conceptual issues Media

    Original URL path: http://hdrnet.org/479/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Decentralization: A Survey of Literature from a Human Development Perspective - HDRNet
    popular theme in development thinking and practice due to the impact of decentralisation of government expenditures and revenues upon human development This survey explores the extensive literature on decentralisation revealing the lack of quantitative and rigorous studies A detailed analysis of the various dimensions of decentralisation participation financing and comparative priorities and of the relevant effects upon efficiency resource availability and equity enable the author to draw some interesting lessons

    Original URL path: http://hdrnet.org/497/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Basic Social Services for All? Ensuring Accountability Through Deep Democratic Decentralisation - HDRNet
    not participation Given that the vast majority of the poor in most low income countries are illiterate and for all practical purposes voiceless and their access to the free media is limited democracy also does not play the instrumental role of ensuring hearing of their needs The conceptualisation of their needs is more often carried out by well intentioned well educated bureaucrats neither fully sharing nor understanding the life experiences

    Original URL path: http://hdrnet.org/475/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Regional Overview of the Impact of Failures of Accountability on Poor People - HDRNet
    under License Creative Commons Attribution Non commercial No Derivatives 2893Kb Official URL http www undp org Abstract This paper provides a regional overview of the impact on poor people and disadvantaged groups of the failures of accountability of institutions of governance and the different kinds of actions taken and policy actions discussed in order to improve accountability Document Type Monograph Technical Report Topics Democratic and participatory governance Conceptual issues Democratic

    Original URL path: http://hdrnet.org/478/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Expanding Voice and Accountability Through the Budgetary Process - HDRNet
    for ensuring effective accountability while also recognising its limits The time and effort that people need to invest in order to exercise their right to participate have an opportunity cost and in many cases the expected return from participation may not be worth the cost All this makes it unreasonable to expect that it will always be possible to hold the authorities to account through a process in which their

    Original URL path: http://hdrnet.org/474/ (2016-05-01)
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  • El Hábitat Iberoamericano en la mira - HDRNet
    PDF Texto entero Español Published Version Available under License Creative Commons Attribution Non commercial No Derivatives 3160Kb Official URL http www cyted org Abstract This publication presents a collection of opinions and view points on themes surrounding public housing and other local development initiatives from the individuals responsible for coordinating and assessing HABYTED Document Type Monograph Documentation Topics Democratic and participatory governance Conceptual issues Environment and natural resources Conceptual issues

    Original URL path: http://hdrnet.org/312/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Critical Choices: The United Nations, Networks, and the Future of Global Governance - HDRNet
    Commons Attribution Non commercial No Derivatives 494Kb Official URL http www idrc ca en ev 9312 201 1 DO TOPIC html Abstract This document draws attention to the growing importance of cross sectoral partnerships in meeting the multiple challenges of global governance It discusses how tri sectoral global public policy networks involving governments business and the nonprofit sector provide a new model for building a more dynamic participative and effective

    Original URL path: http://hdrnet.org/54/ (2016-05-01)
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