Ghana’s reviewed decentralization policy is likely to bring about incremental rather than transformational change. In the authors’ view, extensive decentralisation would be likely to exacerbate problems rather than solve them.
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.
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.
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.