Decentralization Briefing Notes

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Author(s): Litvack, Jennie; Seddon, Jessica; Ahmad, Junaid

Publisher: World Bank Institute (WBI), Washington, DC (English)

Description: These overviews cover decentralization issues such as: rationale for decentralization; political, fiscal, and administrative aspects; participation; transfers and grants; capacity building; service delivery in health, education, water supply and infrastructure; and, equity and transparency.


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Toward a Political-Economy of Local Governance in Africa : Policies, Institutions, Interests and Consequences

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Author(s): Wunsch, James S.

Publisher: Indiana University, Bloomington, IN (English)

Description: This paper is an attempt to develop and explore a model of what might be called the ‘political economy’ of local governance in Africa, and how it affects several of the policies and institutions used to organize key aspects of decentralization and local governance.


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Decentralisation in Uganda : Theory and Practice

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Author(s): Munyonyo, Remigius

Publisher: Uganda Martyrs University. African Research and Documentation Centre, Kampala (English)

Description: A large number of recommendations is put forward to improve the decentralization process, to ensure participatory democracy, and to advance rural development in Uganda.


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The New Public Management in Developing Countries

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Author(s): Polidano, Charles

Publisher: University of Manchester. Institute for Development Policy and Management, Manchester (English)

Description: The differences between management decentralization and political decentralization are outlined and their relationship to new public management (NPM) reforms is discussed.


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Popular Participation in Bolivia : Does the Law &Quot;Participaci

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Author(s): Andersson, Vibeke

Publisher: Centre for Development Studies, Copenhagen (English)

Description: The Bolivian law on popular participation of 1995 gave only mixed results in the first 5 years. The power-holding structures at the local level still are occupied by the political parties.


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The Political Economy of Democratic Decentralization

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Author(s): Manor, James

Publisher: World Bank, Washington, DC (English)

Description: This report examines the origins and implications decentralization from a political economy perspective, with a focus on its promise and limitations. It identifies conditions needed for decentralization to succeed and suggests ways in which decentralization can promote rural development.


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