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Jorge Rodriguez Bilbao uploaded a new Document 19 July 2011

The Democratic Decentralization Programming Handbook conceptualizes decentralization as a reform that advances the exercise of political freedom and individual economic choice in a context of stability and the rule of law.

Jorge Rodriguez Bilbao uploaded a new Document 26 July 2011

This paper discusses the transformation of public sector thinking in public sectors of developing and transition countries.

Jorge Rodriguez Bilbao uploaded a new Document 19 July 2011

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.

Jorge Rodriguez Bilbao uploaded a new Document 27 July 2011

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

Jorge Rodriguez Bilbao uploaded a new Document 20 July 2011

This collection of briefing notes from the World Bank Institute consists of four chapters:

Chapter one explains the cross-cutting nature of decentralisation and its rationale,

Jorge Rodriguez Bilbao uploaded a new Document 19 July 2011

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.

Jorge Rodriguez Bilbao uploaded a new Document 19 July 2011

This paper by Prof. Keshav C. Sharma (University of Botswana), argues that traditional structures continue to play a role in local development.

Jorge Rodriguez Bilbao uploaded a new Document 15 July 2011

This Reference Document targets donor agencies and, more particularly, EC staff working at headquarters and in the Delegations.

Sarah Simpson uploaded a new Document 15 November 2011

Since World War II, the political map of the world has been influenced by three major ‘D' phenomena; decolonization in Africa and Asia; dissolution of states like Pakistan, Czechoslovakia, the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia; and the emergence of new decentralized states in lieu of centralized ones.

Jorge Rodriguez Bilbao uploaded a new Document 19 July 2011

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.

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