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Strengthening local governments in Sub-Saharan Africa

Strengthening local governments in Sub-Saharan Africa

proceedings of two workshops

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Published by World Bank in Washington .
Written in English


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StatementEconomic Development Institute and the Africa TechnicalDepartment of the World Bank.
SeriesEDI Policy Seminar Report -- no.21
ContributionsEconomic Development Institute., World Bank. Africa Technical Department.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21826541M

Sub-Saharan Africa has a wide variety of climate zones or biomes. South Africa and the Democratic Republic of the Congo in particular are considered Megadiverse has a dry winter season and a wet summer season. The Sahel extends across all of Africa at a latitude of about 10° to 15° N. Countries that include parts of the Sahara Desert proper in their northern territories and. sub-saharan africa. (AGP-2) by strengthening the capacity of government staff and implementing agencies responsible for AGP-2 to improve its delivery, thereby supporting the agriculture sector in Ethiopia, and the production, commercialization, research and small-scale irrigation sub-sectors. The project also supported local government.

2 days ago  Volkswagen is expanding its footprint in Sub-Saharan Africa with the official opening of a vehicle assembly facility in Accra, Ghana. With this engagement, Ghana becomes the fifth Volkswagen vehicle assembly location in Sub-Saharan Africa; the other locations are in South Africa. Purpose The study aims at examining the level of financial transparency of local governments in a sub-Saharan African country and how financial transparency is affected by democracy in the sub-region.

Recently, there has been broad consensus in the global health community on the need for health systems strengthening (HSS) to make further progress toward the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Sub-Saharan Africa. However, there is still divergence on how HSS should be framed, what HSS practically entails, and how it should be done. Abstract E-government if well implemented has the potential to reduce administrative bureaucracy and enhance development and service delivery. This chapter discusses strategies of e-government implementation in Sub-Saharan Africa and the implications for good governance, democracy, respect for human rights, accountability, integrity, and transparency.


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While the multilateral, bilateral and many non-governmental organisations have been critical to WaSH sector development and progress in sub-Saharan Africa, national, sub-national and local level. Get this from a library.

Strengthening local governments in Sub-Saharan Africa: proceedings of two workshops held in Poretta Terme, Italy, March[World Bank. Africa Regional Office. Technical Department.; Economic Development Institute (Washington, D.C.); Istituto italo. Strengthening local governments in sub-Saharan Africa (English) Abstract.

The aim of this paper is to probe the issues surrounding local government in Africa and develop some courses of action. This report presents the proceedings and conclusions of two workshops. The premise underlying the seminars was that decentralization.

Strengthening local governments in sub-Saharan Africa (Inglês) Resumo. The aim of this paper is to probe the issues surrounding local government in Africa and develop some courses of action.

This report presents the proceedings and conclusions of two workshops. The premise underlying the seminars was that decentralization Cited by: The Covenant of Mayors for Sub-Saharan Africa (CoM SSA) was launched ininspired by the success of the “Covenant of Mayors Europe” (CoM Europe) which unites more t municipalities in their fight against climate change.

For sub-Saharan Africa as a whole, outside the more well-resourced and capacitated centres, these authors conclude that 'the generally difficult environment local and regional governments face.

There is evidence that some past health gains in sub-Saharan Africa have been reversed due to poor or weak functional health systems and little support from policymakers (World Health Organization (WHO) b; Chopra et al.

).Hence, there is a compelling need for governments, ASLM, the African Union, and other regional and international partners to collaborate and ensure effective. Meeting health security capacity in sub-Saharan Africa will require strengthening existing health systems to prevent, detect, and respond to any threats to health.

The purpose of this review was to examine the literature on health workforce, surveillance, and health governance issues for health systems strengthening. Government Support to State-Owned Enterprises: Options for Sub-Saharan Africa Posted by Bruno Imbert, John Ralyea, and Ashni Singh [1] The COVID pandemic and economic fallout has created financial challenges for firms around the world, including many state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in Africa.

However, governments in countries such as Kenya, Cameroon, and Ghana, classified as middle income countries (MICs), are not having the same impact on their rural poor as Ethiopia, despite having national sanitation programmes.

Ethiopia’s annual rate of OD reduction exceeds that of more developed and well-resourced countries in sub-Saharan Africa. By current numbers, 70 percent of sub-Saharan Africa’s population is under the age of 30, representing about million of the billion people in.

There are several arguments that in sub-Saharan Africa urgent reforms are needed in local government for citizens to experience the benefits of development. This chapter examines how Ghana, Malawi and Tanzania have decentralized their health care delivery systems.

The book sector in Sub-Saharan Africa has been heavily impacted by the pandemic The drop in activity of book sales outlets has weighed on the continent’s independent publishers, who have also suffered from the cancelation of fairs and other festivals in their countries and abroad.

tral-local revenue transfers, governments are searching for ways to mobilize and improve existing local own-source revenue sources. Virtually all countries seem to be focusing on strengthening the property tax, the most common revenue source for local governments throughout the world.2 Developing countries in Sub-Saharan Africa are no exception.

Sub-Saharan Africa has become the world’s central health strategy proving ground, with major aid agencies concentrating their efforts against many disease fronts.

The operational footprint of these initiatives spans dozens of national governments and numerous international agencies and NGOs and affects millions of Africans. Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) tend to lag those in most other regions in terms of governance and perceptions of corruption.

Weak governance undermines economic performance through various channels, including deficiencies in government functions and distortions to economic incentives.

It thus stands to reason that SSA countries could strengthen their economic performance. The recent World Bank study, Accelerating Poverty Reduction in Africa, offers governments and stakeholders both new suggestions as well as new takes on old recommendations, providing a clear if.

The rise on the international scene of advocacy for universal health coverage (UHC) was accompanied by the promotion of a variety of health financing policies.

Major donors presented health insurance, user fee exemption, and results-based financing policies as relevant instruments for achieving UHC in Sub-Saharan Africa. The “donor-driven” push for policies aiming at UHC raises concerns.

Global Affairs Canada has awarded funding to PEP for a new research initiative on “Climate change in Sub-Saharan Africa: Impacts and responses for women and girls”.Through this three-year initiative (), PEP will support up to four (4) research projects, each in a different sub-Saharan African country.

This initiative aims to address critical capacity gaps on both (supply and. Since the Institute conducted its first program in Sub-Saharan Africa in the mids, the majority of African nations with closed political systems have adopted principles of democratic governance.

In many of the countries still governed by authoritarian and semi-authoritarian regimes, political space has opened. But Africa remains a continent of stark political and socio-economic contrasts.

Local Government, Local Governance and Sustainable Development Getting the Parameters Right Introduction SinceSouth Africa has experienced a steep learning curve with regard to institutional design in general, and local government in particular. When the transition to democracy took place, South Africa inherited a dysfunctional local govern.In sub-Saharan Africa, Nigeria normally sends by far the largest contingent with a quota of 95, followed by Sudan w, and Niger w Last year,African Muslims.2 days ago  He is an occasional adviser to the United Nations, OECD, African Development Bank, UNECA, and several national governments.

His recent books include Transitions in Regional Economic Development (, Routledge), Value Chains in Sub-Saharan Africa (, Springer), and Restoring the Core: Central City Decline and Transformation in the South.