Decentralization Community Update‘Community Update’ provides members with periodic news and information about the activities, resources, events (past and forthcoming), opportunities for sharing between members of the CoP. All members can contribute to the Update. It also contains queries and discussions which have been concluded, consolidated replies issued and invites members to respond to ongoing discussions in the community.
MGNREGA Sameeksha II: An Anthology of Research Studies (2012-2014)The publication includes research studies conducted over 2012-14 to foster understanding about MGNREGA and its impact in India with the aim to facilitate focused discussions between policymakers, researchers, practitioners, activists and the administration.
Systematic Voters’ Education and Electoral Participation: India National Document (2009-2014)This publication by the Election Commission of India and supported by UNDP, captures India’s experience with the Systematic Voters’ Education and Electoral Participation Programme that catalyzed historic voter turnout in national elections in 2014. The document aims to provide guidance to election managers on the planning and execution of voter education strategies. The report includes good practices, innovations and lessons learnt, and provides valuable observations on governance structures, particularly for new democracies and countries in transition.
Making Local Actions Matter: Good Practices in Decentralized Planning, Implementation and MonitoringA compilation of good practices in decentralized planning. The cases represent ground-tested solutions for addressing many of the challenges that impact the implementation of flagship programmes.
Mainstreaming of Resource Convergence in Policy Making, Programme Design and ExecutionThe Report assesses convergence initiatives underway in six states which reveal significant scope to achieve superior results. These Schemes include the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme in Kerala; rural housing in Sikkim; collaboration among agriculture, water, rural development and forestry sectors in Chhattisgarh; horticulture in Andhra Pradesh; sanitation in Tamil Nadu and rehabilitation of beggar families in Gujarat. These remarkable model interventions illustrate the potential within these schemes to complement one another and deliver better outcomes for people and communities.
Conference Report: International Conference on Equitable Access to Justice: Legal Aid and Legal EmpowermentKey messages from an international conference on achieving equitable access to justice through enabling legal aid and empowering poor and marginalized communities.
Guiding Framework for Monitoring and Impact Evaluation of Capacity Building and Training of Panchayati Raj Institutions in States/UTsThis guiding document provides a systematic plan for monitoring the effectiveness of and evaluating the impact of training interventions that are provided to the elected representatives of the Panchayati Raj Institutions.
Towards Creating a Model Forest and Scheduled Area Governance in Madhya Pradesh: A Manual on Forest Rights Act and PESAThe manual aims to raise awareness about two crucial legislative Acts in Madhya Pradesh- the 1996 Panchayat Extension to the Scheduled Areas Act (PESA) and the 2006 Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act (FRA), which together expand the legal rights of some of India's most marginalized tribal communities.
Towards Creating a Model Forest and Scheduled Area Governance in Jharkhand: A Manual on Forest Rights Act and PESAThe manual aims to raise awareness about two crucial legislative Acts in Jharkhand- the 1996 Panchayat Extension to the Scheduled Areas Act (PESA) and the 2006 Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act (FRA), which together expand the legal rights of some of India's most marginalized tribal communities.