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Decentralization in Africa : Emerging Trends and Progress

dc.contributor.authorNdegwa, Stephen N.
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-13T09:23:07Z
dc.date.available2012-08-13T09:23:07Z
dc.date.issued2003-08
dc.description.abstractDecentralization, defined broadly as the transfer of public authority, resources, and personnel from the national level to sub-national jurisdictions, has been a recurrent theme in African countries since independence. In the last decade or so decentralization has gained prominence as an expressed goal or as an actual programmatic pursuit in the context of or as a consequence of two prominent movements affecting the African state. One consists of structural adjustment programs that sought to reform the public sector starting in the 1980s while the other is the ongoing transition toward more democratic and competitive politics. In nearly all African countries, structures of local administration exist but are often subordinated in their legal creation, mandate, and operation to the central state, especially the executive. As elsewhere in the developing world, political and economic liberalization have opened possibilities or at least revived claims for greater decentralization. Major development donors have also pushed decentralization as a pathway to improving governance and service delivery in developing countries.en
dc.identifierhttp://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2003/08/2490250/decentralization-africa-emerging-trends-progress
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10986/9726
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherWorld Bank, Washington, DC
dc.relation.ispartofseriesAfrica Region Findings & Good Practice Infobriefs; No. 229
dc.rightsCC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holderWorld Bank
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
dc.subjectADMINISTRATIVE DECENTRALIZATION
dc.subjectADMINISTRATIVE SYSTEMS
dc.subjectAUTHORITY
dc.subjectCAPACITY BUILDING
dc.subjectCIVIL SERVANTS
dc.subjectCIVIL SERVICE
dc.subjectDECENTRALIZATION
dc.subjectDECONCENTRATION
dc.subjectDEMOCRATIC POLITICS
dc.subjectEXPENDITURE
dc.subjectFISCAL
dc.subjectFISCAL CONTROL
dc.subjectFISCAL DECENTRALIZATION
dc.subjectGOVERNMENT ROLES
dc.subjectLOCAL AUTHORITIES
dc.subjectLOCAL GOVERNMENT
dc.subjectLOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS
dc.subjectLOCAL GOVERNMENTS
dc.subjectNATIONAL GOVERNMENTS
dc.subjectNATIONAL LEVEL
dc.subjectPOLITICAL DECENTRALIZATION
dc.subjectPUBLIC EXPENDITURES
dc.subjectPUBLIC SECTOR
dc.subjectSERVICE DELIVERY DECENTRALIZATION
dc.subjectTRENDS
dc.subjectPUBLIC SECTOR
dc.subjectPOLITICAL ACTIVITIES
dc.subjectECONOMIC LIBERALIZATION
dc.subjectDONORS
dc.subjectGOVERNANCE
dc.subjectDEVELOPING COUNTRIES
dc.subjectINDICATORS
dc.subjectLEGAL FRAMEWORK
dc.subjectFISCAL TRANSFERS
dc.subjectPUBLIC EXPENDITURE
dc.titleDecentralization in Africa : Emerging Trends and Progressen
dc.title.alternativeLa Decentralisation en Afrique: les tendances et les progres qui emergenten
dspace.entity.typePublication
okr.date.disclosure2003-08-25
okr.doctypePublications & Research::Brief
okr.doctypePublications & Research
okr.docurlhttp://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2003/08/2490250/decentralization-africa-emerging-trends-progress
okr.globalpracticeSocial, Urban, Rural and Resilience
okr.globalpracticeMacroeconomics and Fiscal Management
okr.globalpracticeGovernance
okr.globalpracticeFinance and Markets
okr.globalpracticeGovernance
okr.identifier.externaldocumentum000090341_20030825091012
okr.identifier.internaldocumentum2490250
okr.identifier.report26604
okr.language.supporteden
okr.pdfurlhttp://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2003/08/25/000090341_20030825091012/Rendered/PDF/266040PAPER0Findings0229.pdfen
okr.topicPublic Sector Development::Decentralization
okr.topicUrban Development::Municipal Financial Management
okr.topicGovernance::National Governance
okr.topicBanks and Banking Reform
okr.topicEconomic Theory and Research
okr.topicFinance and Financial Sector Development
okr.topicMacroeconomics and Economic Growth
okr.unitAFT: Core Operations Services (AFTOS)
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