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Enhancing civic participation in municipal governance in Africa

Shingirayi Mushamba

Enhancing civic participation in municipal governance in Africa

a research report on strengthening civic participation in municipal governance in Malawi : a case study of Blantyre City

by Shingirayi Mushamba

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Published by Municipal Development Partnership in Harare, Zimbabwe .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Blantyre (Malawi),
  • Malawi
    • Subjects:
    • Municipal government -- Malawi -- Citizen participation -- Case studies,
    • Associations, institutions, etc. -- Malawi -- Political activity -- Case studies,
    • Community organization -- Political aspects -- Malawi -- Case studies,
    • Blantyre (Malawi) -- Politics and government

    • Edition Notes

      Statementstudy commissioned by the Municipal Development Partnership and Blantyre City Assembly ; study by Shingirayi Mushamba, Wellington Mitole, Herbert Mwalukomo.
      GenreCase studies.
      ContributionsMitole, Wellington C., Mwalukomo, Herbert., Municipal Development Programme., Blantyre (Malawi). City Assembly.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsJS7644.9.B53 M87 2003
      The Physical Object
      Paginationiii, 31 p. ;
      Number of Pages31
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3360090M
      LC Control Number2004411095

      This book dissects and critically examines the matrix of Africa s multifaceted problems on governance, democracy and development in an attempt to proffer enduring solutions to the continent s long-standing political and socio-economic quandaries and hitches.


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[Shingirayi Mushamba; Wellington C Mitole; Herbert Mwalukomo; Municipal Development Partnership.; Blantyre (Malawi). City Assembly.]. Enhancing civic participation in municipal governance in Africa: a research report on strengthening civic participation in municipal governance in Malawi: a case study of Blantyre City by Shingirayi Mushamba (Book) 2 editions published in in English.

Prinsloo, F.C. Good Governance in South Africa: A Critical Analysis. Technical Report, Development and Environment. Stellenbosch University.

p relevant processes, such as activism or civic engagement, they are not formally represented in national political institutions such as parliaments and many of them do not participate in elections.

This can impact on the quality of democratic governance. the inclusion of youth in formal politics is important, as the / arab States popular. The nature of the local government system in South Africa 32 Participatory democracy 33 The benefits of public participation 34 Local government and structures of the municipality 36 The role of local government 38 The role of the municipal council 38 Roles of the executive committee and executive mayor priorities.

In recent years, Africa has witnessed rapid escalation in female political representation as compared to the low rates that existed in the s. Participation of women in decision-making has more and more been placed at heart of the global agenda.

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A: GOOD GOVERNANCE AND PUBLIC PARTICIPATION Priority Issue 1: Good Governance And Communications The council has 29 established Ward Committees. It is expected of every councillor to. local democracy in local authorities and its main objectives are: to promote civic interest and participation in local governance, to involve the community in generating self sustaining livelihoods options as well as to promote accountability and transparency in local public finance and budgeting.

Participatory budgeting is a. The aim of Good Governance in the Public Sector (International Framework) is to encourage better service delivery and improved accountability by establishing a benchmark for good governance in the public sector. The International Framework is not intended to replace national and sectoral governance codes.

emphasized as key factors in the determination of future economic assistance for Africa. The Development Advisory Committee of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development is on record in support of "participatory development," which includes democratization, improved governance, and human rights.

Governance and political participation – Conceptual Issues 10 Introduction 10 Democracy and Good Governance – the interplay 11 Democratic Participation 12 Macro vs Micro issues of Governance 13 Overview of Zambia’s Political and Economic context In analyzing progress towards good governance in Africa, the second edition of the African Gov- ernance Report (AGR-II- ) observed that the capacity of the legislature to perform its functions efficientlyand effectively is a major concern in many African countries.

The Mercy Corps Governance Framework Model Proposed Good Governance Practices Model for the Public Service of Namibia The Context of Governance and Service Delivery in Namibia Development of Public Administration, Governance and Service Delivery Within the Namibian Context create more transparent and efficient municipal governments.

The programme introduced listeners to the concepts, definitions, and tools of civic participation and governance, and presented a step-by-step methodology for participatory budgeting7.

General steps for implementing civic education 1. 6 Enhancing Youth Political Participation throughout the Electoral Cycle, A Good Practice Guide, UNDP, December 7 Page XXXV, World Youth Report. Comparative perspectives on Governance Systems in Nigeria and UK since Seeming preference for Democracy in Africa over other governance systems in Africa before and after independence Other governance systems in the post-independence era and their unique features, if any.

Tactics and strategies for increased citizen participation in local governance can be seen around the globe. In the municipality of Nejapa, El Salvador, the municipal government partnered with local NGOs and sought to increase public involvement in local politics, resulting in huge increases in access to potable water, latrines, and electricity.

good governance with public libraries playing a vital role in this regard. Civil society is an important aspect of democratisation process because it provides a vital link between citizens and the state. It also provides an environment that can be used to enhance community cohesion and decision-making.

Information is vital to civic participation. The main strategies to improve service delivery were found to be increasing citizen participation in the affairs of the local authority and partnership with the community in service delivery.

Promotion of Public Participation as a Constitutional Imperative 14 The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 14 The Right to Participate in Law-Making and all other Legislative Processes 16 The South African Legislative Sector Governance Structures 17 Common constitutional powers of the sector THE IMPORTANCE OF PROMOTING CIVIC EDUCATION by Margaret Branson, Associate Director, Center for Civic Education An Address to the 2 nd Annual Scholars Conference Sponsored by the Center for Civic Education Pasadena, California Janu Who among u s as teachers and scholars has not, at times, longed for “the good old.

Local government in South Africa includes the provision of municipal services through separate municipal utilities known as “municipal entities” (MEs). In furthering the governance discussion in local government, which started with the issue of the Public Sector Working Group’s Position Paper on Local Government and King III in October E-Government in East Africa: Towards an Understanding of the Evolution of Electronic Governance in Kenya, /ch Today, many governments have embraced e-governance through automation in order to enhance service delivery thereby overcoming the challenges of.

political participation in the four countries to establish whether women’s increased representation in decision making at the national and local governance level has translated into the adoption of gender equality policies and enhancement of women’s socio-economic status at all levels of society.

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Citizens play a critical role in advocating and helping to make public institutions more transparent, accountable and effective, and contributing innovative solutions to complex development challenges.

Learn more about the World Bank's work on citizen engagement. This infographic explores 8 key principles of good governance formulated to guide public managers navigating through ethical grey areas. Consider the idea that these values are a lens through which public management situations can be viewed – just like the lenses in a pair of glasses affects everything that a person sees, these values should.

'IMPLEMENTING EFFECTIVE ETHICS STANDARDS IN GOVERNMENT AND THE CIVIL SERVICE' Howard Whitton Transparency International February 1. Introduction This paper sets out a number of practical mechanisms for setting and institutionalising high standards of ethical conduct integrity and good Governance for elected officials and civil.

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Urban Africa, though, also has enormous opportunities and potential for innovation. Key to effectively tackling urban challenges in Africa is an understanding of urban. Africa, post Notwithstanding the sanctioning of participatory governance in South Africa, the challenges for authentic public participation in policy decision making are extensive.

Public participation in decision making and local governance in South Africa is characterised by the legacies of. on the civic participation of citizens from the neighborhood. Therefore, I will identify the main actors involved in the Sandtown-Winchester Project and will stress the role of the local government as a leader of the whole process.

The participation of the citizens. The Role of Active Participation and Citizen Engagement in Good Governance political processes and civic engagement at all levels d) Guarantee the public’s right to. The good governance indicators are applicable in different sectors and can be adapted to assess the governance of public services on municipal level.

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the administration of municipalities is a further challenge. While public participation in municipal affairs is a legal requirement, much remains to be done to achieve effective participation. Sanitation has always been a service delivery challenge, especially in rural municipalities, mainly due to a lack of infrastructure.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT SYSTEM IN NAMIBIA 1. DECENTRALISATION IN NAMIBIA The reform of local government was initiated in Namibia after it gained independence from the apartheid rule of South Africa in The new Constitution of the Republic of Namibia of established a three-tier system of governance in Namibia comprising of the central government.

The challenges of delivering services to communities at the local government level in South Africa are are a number of factors and reasons provided by scholars and politicians to explain the phenomenon. This article makes the argument that the multiple tiers of local government could also be a contributory factor.

Having three categories of municipalities (Metropolitan. municipal spending needs. One of the main reasons for this increasing fiscal gap is the rapid growth of urban populations, which creates an ever-increasing demand for public services, new public infrastructure, and its maintenance.

Most cities in developing countries depend mostly on central. Even though the traditional definitions of smart cities take the specific role of citizens in a smart city into account through the “participatory governance” or the “human capital” dimension (Albino et al., ), the input they can provide and how it can be gathered need further their integrative framework, Gil-Garcia et al., n.d.

attempt to conceptualize smartness in. Civic technology is technology that enables engagement and participation, or enhances the relationship between the people and government, by enhancing citizen communications and public decision, improving government delivery of services and infrastructure.

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participation is a concept that is synonymous with democracy, involvement, engagement, transparency and good governance (Bozo & Hiemer ). Without the aforementioned elements the process of public participation may be thought of as having been flawed in implementation.

To the South Africans their constitution is based on principles of good. But South Africa’s public policy on participation does allow for some popular influence.

Separately, though, the ANC as a movement has a distinct discourse about participation. The political.A voice for the excluded: Popular participation in development; Utopia or Necessity.

London: ZED Books. Mogale in Mhone, G. and Edigheji, O. () Governance in the new South Africa: The challenge of globalisation. South Africa: University of Cape Town Press Brynard () in Kakumba and Nsingo, Journal of Public Administration, Vol The need for enhanced community consultation and participation is clearly articulated in the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, (Constitution), and also in terms of a variety of developmental local government legislation.

Community members are now expected to play a more meaningful role in terms of their involvement in civic.