Resource Guide on Decentralisation and Local Government

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Resource Guide on Decentralisation and Local Government

Contributors: Zoë Scott, Munawwar Alam
Series Title: Commonwealth Secretariat Local Government Reform Series
Number within series: 3
Publication date: 14 July 2011
Size: 240mm x 156mm
ISBN: 978-1-84929-029-6
Pages: 212

Estimates suggest that decentralisation is currently being pursued in over 80 per cent of developing countries worldwide. For many people, local government is the part of government that most directly impacts on their lives, particularly via the provision of local services like water, sanitation, primary education and primary healthcare.

This resource guide provides practical guidance for designing, implementing and evaluating decentralisation reforms and local government practices to ensure they are as effective as possible. It also synthesises and presents current debates on the impact of decentralisation and local government on poverty reduction, service delivery and conflict as well as providing links to cutting-edge research and recent case studies.

The guide includes summaries of key texts. Each short summary provides a link to an extended summary which can be found in the alphabetised appendix.

ContentsExpand or collapse me
The Changing Role of the State
Designing and Strengthening Local Government
Fiscal Decentralisation
Participation and Accountability
Monitoring and Evaluation
Decentralisation and Development
Local Service Delivery
Decentralisation, Conflict and Fragile Contexts
Relevant Organisations and Resources