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Decentralisation is a state reform

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Jorge Rodriguez Bilbao13 December 2013


In this short segment Tulia Falleti, Associate Professor at the University of Pennsylvania explores how decentralisation differs from other types of state reform, drawing particularly on examples from Latin America. Decentralisation entails the devolution or the delegation of authority, resources and responsibilities to the subnational governments. This can be done through administrative decentralization (transfer of responsabilities), fiscal decentralisation (taxation and transfers), and political decentralisation (more than just elections at the local level).

Recorded on 13 June 2013 in Quito, Ecuador.

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Word icon Video transcript: "Decentralisation is a state reform" (25 KB)
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