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I have several visitors from Africa….from Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, Mali, Tunisia and many others……. and I do not want them to feel as I am slighting their fight with this pandemic…..plus I have been negligent with my postings on international situations…especially this killer disease….I shall attempt to rectify my oversight….. There has been word that […]

via Covid-19 And Africa — In Saner Thought

Covid-19 And Africa — In Saner Thought

 
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Posted by on August 30, 2020 in Uncategorized

 
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Source : Blog Le Monde – Huet Un pays encore très pauvre. Très peuplé. Limitrophe de la Chine. Et dont le bilan sanitaire face au Sars-Cov-2 et à la maladie qu’il provoque, la Covid-19 est d’exactement zéro mort pour 369 cas confirmés, dont 90% guéris aujourd’hui. Quel est ce pays au résultat à faire pâlir […]

via Covid-19 : pourquoi n’y a-t-il aucun décès au Vietnam ? — Les-Crises.fr

Covid-19 : pourquoi n’y a-t-il aucun décès au Vietnam ? — Les-Crises.fr

 
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Posted by on August 30, 2020 in Uncategorized

 
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The Institute of Local Government Studies (ILGS) and its partners have officially launched the Local Governance Practitioners’ Forum (LGPF) in Accra. ILGS, with the support of Inter-Ministerial Coordinating Committee on Decentralization (IMCC), Dutch Knowledge Platform on Inclusive Development, STAR Ghana and other development partners, is hosting the Local Governance Practitioners’ Forum to use research and […]

via ILGS, partners launch Local Governance Practitioners’ Forum — News Ghana

ILGS, partners launch Local Governance Practitioners’ Forum — News Ghana

 
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Posted by on August 29, 2020 in Uncategorized

 
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Teddy Marks, Transparency International UK Anyone who’s lived near or been involved in a major planning application knows they are a magnet for controversy and tension. This is exactly why the decision to grant or reject permission is given to local representatives – to ensure there is some form of accountability. Yet recent examples have […]

via Exploring corruption risks in local government planning decisions — INLOGOV Blog

Exploring corruption risks in local government planning decisions — INLOGOV Blog

 
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Posted by on August 29, 2020 in Uncategorized

 
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One thing that has perplexed me lately is where all the “forever lockdown” state an local governments are getting money to operate, let alone to fund some of the insane spending that they are currently undertaking. Los(t) Angeles is dropping half a million dollars per unit for its housing programs to prevent homelessness, for example. […]

via A theory about state and local finances — Days of Sunshine

A theory about state and local finances — Days of Sunshine

 
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Posted by on August 29, 2020 in Uncategorized

 
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Last week, I put together this one-hour video session for America’s Engaging Local Government Leaders network, ELGL. It’s a straightforward foresight and strategy starter pack, no nonsense, no jargon, helping to answer the questions “Where are we going?” and “What should we do?” The session is aimed at US local government leaders, but should work […]

via Planning for Uncertainty: Scenarios and Foresight for Local Government — matt finch / mechanical dolphin

Planning for Uncertainty: Scenarios and Foresight for Local Government — matt finch / mechanical dolphin

 
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Posted by on August 29, 2020 in Uncategorized

 
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Note: the image above is from a protest in 2016 at HDC. Horowhenua people are very politically awake and active. (See the LG Watch pages). Former Horowhenua Mayor Michael Feyen shares his thoughts on the changes in councils since the LG Act 1989, the suppression of mayors, real government for the people and more. Important […]

via Reformat Local Government – the key to getting government back for the people (former Horowhenua Mayor) — Rangitikei Environmental Health Watch

Reformat Local Government – the key to getting government back for the people (former Horowhenua Mayor) — Rangitikei Environmental Health Watch

 
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Posted by on August 29, 2020 in Uncategorized

 
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Yunus Y. Lasania Hyderabad: After going for a centralized approach right from the beginning of coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Telangana government has now switched gears and taken up decentralization. Apart from finally starting the new 1500-bed Telangana Institute of Medical Services (TIMS), treatment facilities have been established at district level government hospitals as well. While the […]

via COVID-19: Will government switch to decentralisation help control pandemic? — The Siasat Daily

COVID-19: Will government switch to decentralisation help control pandemic? — The Siasat Daily

 
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Posted by on August 29, 2020 in Uncategorized

 
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Two years ago, when attending a 4 day course on the divided brain, organised by Field & Field and featuring Iain McGilchrist, there was an informal discussion amongst a group of participants who were suggesting that one way of addressing the problems of our planet would be a return to living in small communities. If […]

via From Global to Local – the need for decentralisation — Jenny Connected

From Global to Local – the need for decentralisation — Jenny Connected

 
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Posted by on August 29, 2020 in Uncategorized

 
 
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