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Human rights, separation of powers and devolution in Kenya

This paper is essentially a study of the new governance system in Kenya and an explanation why constitutional democracy holds the key to the promotion of human rights; entrenchment of the rule of law and the realization of good governance. The paper suggests that the concept of constitutional democracy is not the same thing as constitutional government; accordingly, to achieve constitutional democracy, a government must be both constitutional and democratic.  Read more

Devolution implimentation process in Kenya

Supporting the Kenya Constitutional Implementation Process is a partnership between USAID and the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) to assist the Government of Kenya develop the comprehensive laws and policies required under the new Constitution. Read more


The Law Society of Scotland’s Preliminary Response

As in all constitutional arrangements which provide for allocation of powers amongst different legislative bodies, there will inevitably be boundary disputes from time to time as to the proper interpretation of the measures which allocate those powers. Read more

Devolution row: a case study of Pakistan`s local governance

More on decentralization. Read more

A Conceptual Framework for Devolving Responsibility and Functions From Government to the Private

The resources obtained by managers in the governmental sector may not be related to the revenues they generate, but to the importance of the service that they deliver. In a complex, interconnected society and economy there are in fact no purely private organizations. All firms are regulated and must be sensitive to legal, social, cultural and political constraints. Read more

Policy implementation through devolved government

Australia has a long history of using non-government entities for service delivery. For many years, governments have funded non-government ‘third-sector’ organizations to deliver a range of social, health and education services. More recently, firms and markets have been used to help in the delivery of services, such as employment services. This approach, known as devolved government, has grown in its usage and diversity. It has enabled delivery to better meet government and citizen needs. It is consistent with the approach taken by the Government of ‘no ideological preference’ for mode of service delivery. But problems can arise, and they tend to highlight the issue of effective oversight by governments and public administrations of devolved government arrangements. Read more

Balancing issues of Devolution in Kenya

This paper purposefully and critically addresses and analyses the overall objective of the county governments in respect to the issues and challenges that they shall be faced with. It therefore undertakes the conceptual problematization of the ideals of devolved government, concepts and assumptions, with critical focus on the risk factors that the county governments shall inescapably face. Read more

Devolution of powers under the 13th Amendment in Sri Lanka: Fact or Fiction?

The 13th Amendment was adopted by the Parliament with an overwhelming majority above the constitutionally mandated majority after debate, and is very much part of their Constitution. Read more

Devolution versus Decentralization: A Study on Land Service Delivery System in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has experienced decentralization practices from decentralization administration (Kachcheri system) from the time of Colebrook (1833) to devolution of Government power (Provincial Councils system) in 1987. Read more

Collective Action, Property Rights, and Devolution Of Forest And Protected Area Management

This paper aims to accomplish two tasks: One, it presents a framework to help analyze the devolution of the use, management, and governance of resources. It does so by bringing together several strands of work on institutional analysis and property rights, and building on theories of collective action. Read more

Local government reform programme II (decentralization by devolution) vision, goals and strategy.

Local government reform programme II (decentralization by devolution) vision, goals and strategy.The review pointed to the need to re-energise implementation of the decentralization by devolution (D by D) policy nationally and to embed it across government; to continue the LGRP so as to assist government in addressing the outstanding issues and consolidating progress to date; to strengthen the capacity of PMO-RALG and Regional Secretariats so that they can in turn better facilitate, supervise and support local government, and to mainstream the reform programme in PMO-RALG as that capacity is built. Read more

Devolution in the United Kingdom: A Revolution on Online Legal Research

Devolution refers to the ‘transfer and subsequent sharing of powers between institutions of government within a limited framework set out in legislation.’ The process of devolution in the United Kingdom is neither new nor necessarily complete. Read more

Interim Report Task Force on the Devolved Government

A Critique of the Interim Report Task Force on the Devolved Government (TFDG) prepared by the Centre for Democracy and Good Governance(CEDGG), Centre for Human Rights and Civic Education (CHRCE), Constitution and Reform Education Consortium(CRECO), International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC), Transparency International Kenya (TI-Kenya),The Institute for Social Accountability (TISA) ,Action Aid International -Kenya/Consortium for the Empowerment and Development of Marginalised Communities(AAIK/CEDMAC). Read more

Financial devolution and capacity building in provincial councils

Sri Lanka devolved power to the Provinces in 1988, towards resolving the ongoing conflict and for the restoring peace. Devolution established a sub-national mandate for providing specified public services at the provincial level. It involved, subject to nationally set standards, identifying local priorities, defining how best to meet the needs, and delivering the services in a manner that would meet them.Read more

Crown service: the civil service after devolution

There is no doubt that devolution represented a major organizational challenge for the civil service. It has dramatically altered both the working environment and the workload of many thousands of officials, not just in the devolved administrations but also in U K Departments that deal with the devolved administrations.Read more

The impact of devolution, Long-term care provision in the UK

Devolution has given the constituent nations of the UK greater freedom to pursue different long-term care strategies. Read more



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