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.
This desk study provides an overview of development partners’ support to decentralisation and local governance. The study looks into issues of management of decentralisation processes, coordination and harmonisation, alignment and the use of aid modalities.
This paper provides an analysis of how local community development is connected to the global carbon economy through the creation of carbon commodities (offset credits) and the role of premium credit certification in assisting in local development.