The Political Economy of Decentralization in Sub-Saharan Africa : A New Implementation Model in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Kenya, and Senegal

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/2150
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Africa Development Forum
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Dafflon, Bernard
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Madiès, Thierry
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Dafflon, Bernard
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Madiès, Thierry
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2013-01-31T21:22:02Z
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2013-01-31T21:22:02Z
dc.date.issued
2013
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2021-04-23T14:02:59Z
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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.
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2012/12/17164824/political-economy-decentralization-sub-saharan-africa-new-implementation-model-burkina-faso-ghana-kenya-senegal
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978-0-8213-9613-1
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/12235
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English
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en_US
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Washington, DC: World Bank and Agence Française de Développement
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Africa Development Forum;
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
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Assignment of Responsibilities
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Institutional economics of decentralization
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Intergovernmental financial transfers
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Local debt
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Assignment of responsibilities
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Decentralized Budgets
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Decentralized revenue structures
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Institutional decentralization
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Local investments
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Local taxation
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devolution
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The Political Economy of Decentralization in Sub-Saharan Africa : A New Implementation Model in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Kenya, and Senegal
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2013-01-10
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Publications & Research :: Publication
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Publications & Research :: Publication
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2012/12/17164824/political-economy-decentralization-sub-saharan-africa-new-implementation-model-burkina-faso-ghana-kenya-senegal
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Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience
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Macroeconomics and Fiscal Management
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Governance
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Finance and Markets
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Governance
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yes
okr.identifier.doi
10.1596/978-0-8213-9613-1
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000425962_20130110170446
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17164824
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74629
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en
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http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2013/01/10/000425962_20130110170446/Rendered/PDF/NonAsciiFileName0.pdf
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Academic Peer Review
okr.region.administrative
Africa
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Burkina Faso
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Ghana
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Kenya
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Senegal
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Public Sector Management and Reform
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Urban Development :: Municipal Financial Management
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Macroeconomics and Economic Growth :: Subnational Economic Development
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Banks and Banking Reform
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Finance and Financial Sector Development :: Debt Markets
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Public Sector Development
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Office of the Regional Vice Pres (AFRVP)
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