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Budget Credibility Across Countries: How Deviations are Affecting Spending on Social Priorities

Paolo de Renzio, Jason Lakin and Chloe Cho : 2019

This paper aims to contribute to a better understanding of this area by analyzing the use of public resources from the perspective of “budge credibility”, defined here as the extent to which governments spend the financial resources at their disposal according to their own approved budgets. It investigates issues related to budget implementation as a key aspect of governments’ capacities to...

Source: International Budget Partnership

Link: https://www.internationalbudget.org/wp-content/uploads/budget-credibility-across-countries-ibp-2019.pdf

Tags: Planning and Budgeting

The Roles of Local Governments in Disaster Management and Earthquake Reconstruction

The Asia Foundation : 2019

This report provides results from field-level scoping research on the roles of local governments in reconstruction and disaster management in five districts of Nepal. It documents the perspectives, experiences, and needs of local governments to highlight challenges and opportunities and ultimately, contribute to improved disaster preparedness and future responses at the local level.

Source: The Asia Foundation

Link: https://asiafoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Nepal_Role-of-Local-Government-in-Disaster-Management.pdf

Tags: Disaster Management

Lessons from Five Decades of Experimental and Behavioral Research on Accountability: A Systematic Literature Review

Aleksovska, M., Schillemans, T., & Grimmelikhuijsen, S. : 2019

This paper presents a systematic review of the experimental literature on accountability in the behavioral sciences and draw lessons for public administration. These findings are organized in four broad themes: effects of accountability on decision-making, behavior, and outcomes; and effects of the specific characteristics of accountability mechanisms. The review shows numerous desirable...

Source: Journal of Behavioral Public Administration, 2(2)

Link: http://journal-bpa.org/index.php/jbpa/article/download/66/49

Tags: Accountability

Climate, Urbanization and Conflict: The Effects of Weather Shocks and Floods on Urban Social Disorder

David Castells-Quintana and Thomas K.J. McDermott : 2019

This paper finds evidence that the displacement of population by flooding is associated with a higher risk of social disorder in large cities in developing countries. Our findings have important implications for evaluating future climate change, as well as for policies regarding adaptation to climate change and disaster resilience especially in large cities.

Source: Asian Development Bank

Link: https://www.adb.org/sites/default/files/publication/514231/ewp-588-weather-shocks-floods-social-disorder.pdf

Tags: Environment

Better Cities, Better World : A Handbook on Local Governments Self-Assessments

Farvacque-Vitkovic, Catherine; Kopanyi, Mihaly : 2019

This handbook recognizes the complex past, current, and future challenges that cities face and outlines a bottom-line, no-nonsense framework for data-based policy dialogue and action; a common language that helps connect the dots between public investments programming (Urban Audit/Self-Assessment) and financing (Municipal Finances Self-Assessment). It will be useful for central governments,...

Source: World Bank

Link: https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/bitstream/handle/10986/32120/9781464813368.pdf?sequence=2&isAllowed=y

Tags: Local Governance

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