The website of the Ministry of Local Government explains government policies and objectives on territorial administration, good governance, decentralisation, local finance, community development and offers a number of documents for download. [editors ilissAfrica]
EISA is non-profit organisation, established 1996 and based in Johannesburg, that strives for credible elections, participatory democracy, human rights culture, and the strengthening of governance institutions. Having field offices in Kinshasa (DR Congo), Antananarivo (Madagascar), Abidjan (Cote d'Ivoire), N'djamema (Chad), Khartoum (Sudan), Bujumbura (Burundi), Nairobi (Kenya) and Maputo (Mozambique) its regional focus is no more on Southern Africa alone. EISA works in a number of programme areas, including
* Democracy, conflict management and electoral education
* Elections and political processes
* Balloting and electoral services
* Governance (political partes, APRM, institutions of governance and local governance)
* Online Democracy Encyclopedia
* Research and information (including a specialised library and in house publications).
EISA's work is supported by local, regional and international funding organisations.
A number of reports is downloadable. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
The Helen Suzman Foundation believes that a free society is the best guarantor of good governance, stability, economic growth and human development. Established to honour the work of its patron-in-chief, The Helen Suzman Foundation has the aim of strengthening South Africa's relatively new democracy by prompting the principles of liberty, equality of opportunity, individual human rights and respect for the needs of the poor, cultural minorities and the powerless. These principles apply not only in the political sphere, but also in the spheres of development and poverty reduction. Protecting liberty and choice is especially important in counteracting the effects of one-party dominance in emerging democracies like South Africa. ... [according to site editor's information]
IAP works to strengthen democratic structures impacting on corruption and governance and conducts relevant studies and surveys, including devising useful tools which are fed into its campaigns and advocacy programme. The organisation operates at the federal, state and local government levels - where individuals and groups have the opportunity to contribute to the decision making process, thereby contributing to efforts aimed at eliminating or reducing corruption and opaqueness. The organisation actualises its mission through research and surveys into issues germane to democracy, development and good governance in Nigeria, publication and dissemination of governance-related information and employing the findings of such studies as advocacy tools. ... [according to site editor's information]
CAAGLOP's mission is to encourage the involvement of Africans in national and regional development through the use of local knowledge and personal involvement in order to develop mechanisms that will obtain effective and sustainable results in the fight against hunger, poverty, unemployment, human rights abuses and the AIDS pandemic in Africa. Its activities are aimed at providing information to a large number of Africans regarding issues that affect their daily lives and to provide a forum for self-expression as well as interacting with others on various social, political, health, economic and educational issues.
CAAGLOP is an African NGO based in Dakar, Senegal. It receives financial support United Nations Volunteers (UNV). ... [according to site editor's information]
The African Good Governance Network (AGGN) comprises a group of highly educated African academics who have either studied in Germany or are still studying in Germany. Due to their qualifications they can be numbered among the future decision makers dedicated to Good Governance principles in sub-Saharan Africa. AGGN fellows promote the ideas of Good Governance and help to further the process of democratization in their home countries. AGGN members consider it their duty to actively promote the values of Good Governance and thus accompany the economic and political transformation process in sub-Saharan Africa. ... [according to site editor's information]
The African Training and Research Centre in Administration for Development (CAFRAD) is a Pan African intergovernmental organization, established in 1964 by African governments, with the support of UNESCO; making it the first uniquely Pan-African training and research center in the continent for the improvement of public administration and governance systems in Africa. Its headquarter is located in Tangier (Morocco). Membership is open to all African countries: at present, CAFRAD has members. ... [according to site editor's information]
Good Governance Africa (GGA) is a research and advocacy organisation based in Africa that works to improve government performance on the continent. In February 2012, GGA opened its first centre in Johannesburg, South Africa, with a staff of four. Over time there will be more centres throughout Africa. In each instance, local staff will run these centres. [according to site editor's information] Site provides useful country statistics and analysis and GGA publishes "Africa in Fact". ... [editors ilissAfrica]
Africa Governance Institute is conceived as a center for high-level political dialogue and advanced studies and training on Governance in Africa. As such, it will be called upon to engage in advocacy for democratic and Developmental Governance in Africa, to develop cutting-edge research and innovative training methods designed to find solutions to the most pressing Governance issues identified in political dialogue sessions. Additionally it is supposed to disseminate/diffuse the relevant information on Governance in Africa. ... [according to site editor's information]
The Center is an independent, nonpartisan and nonprofit research-based and policy-oriented think tank in Accra, Ghana. It is dedicated to the promotion of democracy, good governance and the development of a liberal political and economic environment in Ghana in particular and Africa in general.
On the website you can find some of the publications of CDD online. ... [according to site editor's information]