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2. Decentralising for development: rethinking basic concepts

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Jorge Rodriguez Bilbao3 April 2017

The European Union’s (EU’s) shift towards a more political view on decentralisation as a process of empowerment has major consequences for the ways in which to support reform in partner countries. To this end, several key concepts involved in the process have to be reviewed.

Figure 5.1 Key concepts to be revisited in understanding decentralisation as a process of empowerment

 

Here you can have a snapshot of:

  • the implication of adopting a broader definition of decentralisation as a process of empowering citizens through the empowerment of their local authorities (managerial/governmental types of LA, autonomy & accountability for LAs…)
  • basic concepts revisited in the context of the new narrative on decentralisation (fiscal/administrative/political decentralisation, devolution/delegation/deconcentration…)
  • the connection between decentralisation and development
  • an introduction to the concept of a territorial approach to local development

 

To go further... read this

  • section 5 of the TALD reference document: Decentralising for development: rethinking basic concepts

 

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