The ToRs outline the requirements for a study on the progress of fiscal decentralisation in Africa based on already existing material in countries where DeLoG members are active. The aim is to assess progress of fiscal decentralisation in Africa, based on existing material and to draw up a share
This volume presents a preliminary framework designed to help international development partners consider the relevance of political economy issues for their programmatic support to decentralization and local government reform.
This paper from the United Nations Capital Development Fund provides an overview of lessons learned from the design and implementation of performance-based grant systems (PBGSs) for local governments in 15 developing countries. This paper is particularly valuable for central and local government
This participants’ kit gives an overview of governance assessment tools, the impact of their results on policy and the potential for increased aid effectiveness of joint local governance assessments based on the case of Rwanda.
This reference document from the European Commission (EC) provides guidance to EC sector specialists on how to improve the quality and impact of response strategies at sector level by analysing governance in sectors in a more systematic and comprehensive manner.
Decentralisation reforms have rarely bred empowered democratic local authorities. Discretion and accountability relationships depend on the political economy of each country, and historical/colonial legacies.