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 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.
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.
In the framework of the ACORDS programme (Madagascar), the PMU elaborated a manual to support local authorities as executing agencies in the field of rural roads. The objectives of this guide were to build capacity of local authorities with regards how to:
In the framework of the ACORDS programme (Madagascar), the PMU elaborated a sectoral guide on water, to support local governments as executing agencies, in the elaboration of budgets, planification of activities, and their implementation.