What, Why, and Where

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Publisher: World Bank Group, Washington, DC (English)

Description: The purpose of this section is to provide a broad overview of the many different types of decentralization which can be occurring across countries and even within the same country and sector.

Link: http://www1.worldbank.org/publicsector/decentralization/what.htm

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Fiscal Decentralization : Is It Happening? : How Do We Know? : Conference Papers

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Author(s): Ebel, Robert D.; Yilmaz, Serdar

Publisher: Georgia State University. Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Atlanta, GA (English)

Description: This paper looks at 3 policy issues: (1) decentralization is happening politically, but is it also fiscally? (2) is fiscal decentralization destabilizing growth; and (3) have any of the promised benefits of political decentralization been realized?

Link: http://www1.worldbank.org/publicsector/decentralization/decentralizationcorecourse2006/CoreReadings/EbelYilmaz.pdf

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Sourcebook for Community Driven Development in Sub-Saharan Africa : Community Driven Development in the Africa Region

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Author(s): Aiyar, Swaminthan S.

Publisher: World Bank, Washington, DC (English)

Description: This sourcebook describes a variety of practical techniques that can be tailored to the particular conditions in each country. Examples relate to Africa but can be applied elsewhere. There is considerable evidence that participation and decentralization have worked in many countries.

Link: http://siteresources.worldbank.org/INTCDD/Resources/africasourcebookcdd.pdf

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Democracy at the Local Level : The International IDEA Handbook on Participation, Representation, Conflict Management, and Governance

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Author(s): Sisk, Timothy D.; Ballington, Julie

Publisher: International IDEA, Stockholm (English)

Description: This handbook offers practical tools for strengthening local democracy.

Link: http://www.idea.int/publications/dll/upload/DLL_full_book.pdf

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Gender Analysis and Interpretation of Barriers to Women’s Participation in Ghana’s Decentralised Local Government System

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Author(s): Ohene-Konadu, Gifty

Publisher: University of Cape-Town South. Africa Gender Institute, Cape-Town (English)

Description: This paper adopts a multi-dimensional gender analysis to debunk the notions that carry with them intrinsic assumptions that the devolution of power to the grassroots level will bring power closer to all the people, including women, and thereby improve governance.

Link: http://www.gdnet.org/cms.php?id=research_paper_abstract&research_paper_id=4601

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Realities or Rhetoric? : Revisiting the Decentralization of Natural Resources Management in Uganda and Zambia

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Author(s): Lind, Jeremy; Cappon, Jan

Publisher: ACTS Press, Nairobi (English)

Description: The reasoning underlying decentralization reforms for natural resource management in east and southern Africa is analysed, using cases from Uganda and Zambia. There may be better ways for establishing local environmental management.

Link: http://web.archive.org/web/20050317082423/http://www.acts.or.ke/Rhetoric.htm

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Strategic Priorities and Operational Challenges for European Support for Democratic Decentralisation in the Context of the New ACP-EU Partnership Agreement

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Author(s): Loquai, Christiane

Publisher: European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM), Maastricht (English)

Description: European donors will remain important supporters for democratic decentralization and municipal development in Africa, but many strategic and operational challenges exist on both sides. The paper outlines ways to address those, and to anchor poverty and local development concerns in European support.

Link: http://www.ecdpm.org/Web_ECDPM/Web/Content/Download.nsf/0/E967B9FB07C627D7C1257995003C09EA/$FILE/01-24e-cl.pdf

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Decentralization Policies and Practices Under Structural Adjustment and Democratization in Africa

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Author(s): Olowu, Dele

Publisher: United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD), Geneva (English)

Description: The relationship between structural adjustment and democratization, and the institutionalization of local government in African countries is analysed. Suggestions are offered for improving the design and implementation of decentralization policies.

Link: http://www.unrisd.org/unrisd/website/document.nsf/(httpPublications)/543FFCD9808693FD80256B5E003B4E1E?OpenDocument

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