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Recent research outputs from GGLN members. The views contained in these reports do not necessarily reflect the views of the GGLN or its members.

The Deepening Democracy Project

A narrative report by BESG on a project to strengthen civil society, promote good governance, and deepen democracy for the advancement of service delivery and livelihood security among low income communities and households in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, South Africa

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Seen but not heard

A rapid assessment of the Indigent Support Policy in Msunduzi Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal, conducted by the Built Environment Support Group.

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Local government, participation and poverty in KwaZulu-Natal

A study conducted by the Centre for Public Participation.

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Urban land: space for the poor in the City of Johannesburg?

Summary of findings of a 2007 joint Planact/CUBES study on Land Management and Democratic Governance in the City of Johannesburg

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Developmental Local Government: Determining Appropriate Functions and Powers

Research report by the Local Government Project, Community Law Centre, 2007

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Redefining the Role and Application of District Municipalities

Research report by the Local Government Project, Community Law Centre, 2007

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Single-tier Local Government for Major Urban Areas

Research report by the Local Government Project, Community Law Centre, 2007

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Democratic Decision – Making and Development at the Local Level: Lessons from rural Botswana

This paper attempts to understand the relationship between deliberative democracy, on the one hand, and local or community-level development on the other, with specific reference to Botswana. In essence, the paper seeks to answer the following two questions: Can deliberative democracy and participation make development projects more community-oriented and community-based? To what extent can deliberative democracy and participation at the local level democratise the formulation and implementation of development plans?

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