Decentralization and Service Delivery

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Ahmad, Junaid Publisher: World Bank, Washington, DC (English) Description: This paper provides a framework that explains both why decentralization can generate substantial improvements in service delivery, and why it often falls short of this promise. Strong relationships of accountability between the actors in the service delivery chain are emphasized. Link:… Read More

Fiscal Decentralization in Developing and Transition Economies : Progress, Problems and the Promise

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Shah, Anwar Publisher: World Bank, Washington, DC (English) Description: This paper examines recent decentralization efforts in fiscal rearrangements in developing economies and draws institutional lessons to advance the agenda for creating an enabling environment for accountable local governance. Citizen voice, choice and exit options are critical to success. Link: Imported… Read More

The Relevance of the Decentralization Literature for Fiscal Policy Design

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Zilal Hamzah, Muhammad Publisher: Penerbit Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Bangi (English) Description: An historical Islamic perspective on fiscal aspects of decentralization is developed and the current literature on the design principles of fiscal decentralization is reviewed. Link: Imported from id 679868 Rec 421 Lines 8647.

Institutions, Decentralization and Growth

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Osoro, Nehemiah E. Publisher: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), Addis Ababa (English) Description: The link between institutions and fiscal decentralization is discussed and the extent to which fiscal decentralization impacts on growth is explored. A typology of decentralization is presented and the role of institutions in fiscal decentralization is… Read More

Livelihoods and Rural Poverty Reduction in Malawi : Draft

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Ellis, Frank; Kutengule, Milton; Nyasulu, Alfred Publisher: Overseas Development Institute (ODI), London (English) Description: The poor, landlocked, country of Malawi is pursuing the twin strategies of decentralization and the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP). This paper reviews these macro level processes from a rural livelihoods perspective. Link: Imported from id… Read More

Decentralization in Africa : A Stocktaking Survey

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Ndegwa, Stephen N. Publisher: World Bank, Washington, DC (English) Description: In 2002, a survey was conducted among World Bank country specialists to catalogue the status of political, administrative, and fiscal decentralization in 30 African countries south of the Sahara. Link: Imported from id 677412 Rec 360 Lines 7548.

Fiscal Decentralisation in Tanzania : For Better or for Worse?

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Fjeldstad, Odd-Helge Publisher: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI), Bergen (English) Description: An important component of local government reform in Tanzania is to increase the fiscal autonomy of local authorities. There is a risk that, in the absence of capacity building and improved integrity, increased autonomy will increase mismanagement and corruption. Link:… Read More