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The Political Economy of Decentralization Reforms

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.
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Richard Bird on "The Challenges of Decentralization"
Fiscal Decentralization
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Fiscal decentralization deals with the resourcing of subnational governments and their autonomy to make spending decisions. This involves the mobilization of local own revenue, intergovernmental transfers and debt management, as well as overall fiscal rules.
Administrative decentralization & service delivery
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Administrative decentralization seeks to assign responsibilities for public services among different levels of government.
Political decentralization & governance
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Political decentralization aims to give citizens or their elected representatives more power in public decision-making. The World Bank supports countries in making legal statutory reforms, strengthening of legislatures, and the encouragement of effective public interest groups.
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The Intergovernmental Relations Thematic Group is a Community of Practice that brings together practitioners from the World Bank, donors, national and sub national governments, academics and private sector for a structured information exchange...
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