The Political Economy of Decentralization in Sub-Saharan Africa : A New Implementation Model in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Kenya, and Senegal Dafflon, Bernard Madiès, Thierry
dc.contributor.editor Dafflon, Bernard
dc.contributor.editor Madiès, Thierry 2013-01-31T21:22:02Z 2013-01-31T21:22:02Z 2013
dc.description.abstract For the past two decades, experiments in decentralization and federalization have been developing in Africa, Asia, and the formerly communist states of Eastern Europe. Many of the powers previously in the hands of the central government or its de-concentrated structures have been transferred to lower government layers. Additionally, local governments are gradually emerging as development actors. Whatever the reasons for decentralization, the transfer of new functions to local governments can be substantive, at least in intent. This publication offers a new policy-oriented implementation model, applied systematically in parallel in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Kenya, and Senegal. The book studies the individual countries and compares similar issues based on the same blueprint. The analysis is not intended to assess whether the chosen decentralization model is the right one, which does not exist. Rather, it examines decentralization achievements in specific national settings and compares those achievements with the announced objectives. The divergences revealed enable decision makers to choose appropriate directions for country reform. This method does not transpose textbook solutions to the states. The reference framework offers an analytical approach contextualized to each country that integrates not only economic arguments, but also sociopolitical ones. The authors propose an analytical guide founded on political and institutional economy. They analyze decentralized policies that help stakeholders to identify the issues, point out stumbling blocks, and ensure coherent decisions on decentralization. en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-8213-9613-1
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Washington, DC: World Bank and Agence Française de Développement
dc.relation.ispartofseries Africa Development Forum;
dc.rights CC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder World Bank
dc.subject Assignment of Responsibilities
dc.subject Institutional economics of decentralization
dc.subject Intergovernmental financial transfers
dc.subject Local debt
dc.subject Assignment of responsibilities
dc.subject Decentralized Budgets
dc.subject Decentralized revenue structures
dc.subject Institutional decentralization
dc.subject Local investments
dc.subject Local taxation
dc.subject devolution
dc.title The Political Economy of Decentralization in Sub-Saharan Africa : A New Implementation Model in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Kenya, and Senegal en
dspace.entity.type Publication 2013-01-10
okr.doctype Publications & Research :: Publication
okr.doctype Publications & Research :: Publication
okr.globalpractice Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience
okr.globalpractice Macroeconomics and Fiscal Management
okr.globalpractice Governance
okr.globalpractice Finance and Markets
okr.globalpractice Governance
okr.identifier.doi 10.1596/978-0-8213-9613-1
okr.identifier.externaldocumentum 000425962_20130110170446
okr.identifier.internaldocumentum 17164824 74629
okr.language.supported en
okr.pdfurl en
okr.peerreview Academic Peer Review
okr.region.administrative Africa Burkina Faso Ghana Kenya Senegal
okr.topic Public Sector Management and Reform
okr.topic Urban Development :: Municipal Financial Management
okr.topic Macroeconomics and Economic Growth :: Subnational Economic Development
okr.topic Banks and Banking Reform
okr.topic Finance and Financial Sector Development :: Debt Markets
okr.topic Public Sector Development
okr.unit Office of the Regional Vice Pres (AFRVP)
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