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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.

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30 November 2010

A group to discuss and support the pragmatic and gradual introduction of a "political economy" approach in EC Development Cooperation.

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Jorge Rodriguez Bilbao
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17 March 2011

Group on Public Sector Reform & Decentralisation

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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 posted Information 2 September 2011

The European Commission, like many other donor agencies, is providing growing levels of funds to support decentralisation and local governance in partner countries.

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.

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