Public finance

IS LOCAL GOVERNABILITY PROGRESSING IN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC?

The challenges faced by Dominican local governments require a greater concertation and determination of central, local and civil society powers. Author: Alice Auradou The lack of transparency during the administration of scarce public funds by the Dominican local governments, associated to the breach in fulfilling regulations and procedures, a phantom autonomy, expenses influenced by clientelism a...[Read More]

HAITI AND THE CASE OF IVORY COAST TO CONSOLIDATE THE STATE

The exchange of experiences in the framework of a budget support implementation aimed to strengthen the Haitian State Author: Sylvie Conde The Republic of Haiti, considered as the first state of the free world, with the victory of Toussaint Louverture on Napoleon’s forces in 1804, went through a long period of political instability, which started with the dictatorship under Duvalier regime in 1957...[Read More]

TOWARDS A MORE SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF WATER RESOURCES IN HONDURAS

The SDG 6 initiative: a framework of work to support the strengthening and sustainability of the water sector in Honduras. Author: Raúl Artiga Honduras offers an important water supply that represents a determining factor for its sustainable development. The Honduran territory is made up of 19 river basins discharging an average of 92,813 Mm3 of precipitation. The water network in the country and ...[Read More]

STRATEGIC AGENDAS FOR THE MODERNIZATION OF LOCAL MANAGEMENT 3

From regulatory compliance to quality of services: learning from the implementation of the Programme PASCAL  Author: Oscar Domenella In a previous publication we presented the strategy and approach that allowed the “leap” from the clientelist stage to the regulatory compliance phase in the municipalities affected by the Programme PASCAL, implemented in Dominican Republic. In this post, we will ana...[Read More]

STRATEGIC AGENDAS FOR THE MODERNIZATION OF LOCAL MANAGEMENT 2

From clientelism to legal compliance: tactical gains and operative deficits Author: Oscar Domenella In our previous post dated June 28, we presented a set of ascending analytical categories that could be helpful when time comes to formulate strategic agendas for reform and modernization of local administrations, especially in Central American and Caribbean countries. In this post, relying on the e...[Read More]

THE PROMOTION OF PUBLIC POLICIES IN LATIN AMERICA

For more than 60 years, ECLAC contributes to the economic and social development of Latin America, conducting promotion actions aimed to strengthen the economic relations between the countries of the area. Author: Javier Sota The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC – CEPAL in Spanish) is one of the five regional commissions of the United Nations, created in 1948 to contr...[Read More]

STRATEGIC AGENDAS TO MODERNIZE LOCAL MANAGEMENT

Analysis of the analytical criteria for their formulation in Central America Author: Oscar Domenella It is possible to state, according to compared experience in Central America and Caribbean countries, that the focal problem faced by local governments is their incapacity to improve their environment and to transform themselves in real agents of local development. In this sense, it is appropriate ...[Read More]

HOW TO ENCOURAGE THE CAPACITIES – TRANSPARENCY – AUTONOMY OF LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

Reflections on the PASCAL Programme  Author: Oscar Domenella In previous posts we analyzed how these three concepts can have an impact on the theoretical plan, considering they constitute themselves essential pillars in the processes of reform and modernization of local governments. Starting from the experience collected by the PASCAL Programme [1] in Dominican Republic, we propose now to see how ...[Read More]

CAPACITY BUILDING IN THE BUDGET SUPPORT MODALITY OF COOPERATION

The experience of the PACSBio Programme, financed by the European Union, to support a better conservation of biodiversity and the management of Natural Protected Areas. Author: PACSBio project team The present article briefly presents an experience of institutional capacity building promoted in Bolivia through the Biodiversity Sustainable Conservation Support Program (PACSBio) financed by the Euro...[Read More]

TAXATION AND DEVELOPMENT

The strengthening of fiscal systems and reduction of vulnerability in least-developed and middle-income countries Author: Erika Rodríguez The global financial crisis from which international economy has hardly recovered has been followed by a slowdown growth of big economies, including China. The Asiatic giant has reduced its demand in raw materials which is added to a relevant decrease in oil pri...[Read More]

NEW APPROACHES IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION

Bo Rothstein’s approach about quality of Government and corruption Author: Laura Alcaide According to Professor Rothstein from the University of Gothenburg, in a recent conference, “democracy is not enough to reach social welfare. …. Social well-being and happiness depend on the quality of government”. To the question “what forms the quality of governments?” he answers: “levels of corruption, nepo...[Read More]

Financing the post-2015 Development Agenda

One of the main challenges of the new Post-2015 Development Agenda is to obtain the financing required. Author: Erika Rodríguez During almost fifteen years, the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) have been used as a framework to orient the schedule of development policies all around the world. Even if the definition of these eight goals has been itself a success, the bottom line is full of nuances...[Read More]

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