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 three-page document outlines the rationale for United Nations Capital Development Fund’s support to performance-based grant systems (PBGs) and summarises the five purposes of the full version of this paper:
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 issue paper by Denmark’s Development Cooperation provides an overview of general and sectoral political economy and governance (PEG) approaches to development as well as guidance applicable to decentralisation reforms.