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Local Governance in Developing Countries

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  • Anwar Shah

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This book develops a comparative institutional framework for responsive, responsible, and accountable governance in developing countries. It provides a synthesis of analytical literature on local governance. It traces the historical evolution of local governance and presents a stylized view of alternative models of local governance practiced in various countries. It also presents case studies for 10 countries by leading national and international scholars. The country case studies present an in-depth view of local government organization and finance in each country.

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This book is provided by The World Bank in its series World Bank Publications with number 7192 and published in 2006.

ISBN: 978-0-8213-6565-6
Handle: RePEc:wbk:wbpubs:7192

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Keywords: Public Sector Economics Urban Development - Municipal Financial Management Public Sector Management and Reform Governance - National Governance Banks and Banking Reform Finance and Financial Sector Development Public Sector Development;

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Cited by:
  1. World Bank, 2007. "From Social Funds to Local Governance and Social Inclusion Programs," World Bank Other Operational Studies 7775, The World Bank.
  2. Anwar Shah, 2012. "The 18th Constitutional Amendment: Glue or Solvent for Nation Building and Citizenship in Pakistan?," Lahore Journal of Economics, Department of Economics, The Lahore School of Economics, Department of Economics, The Lahore School of Economics, vol. 17(Special E), pages 387-424, September.
  3. Ivanyna, Maksym & Shah, Anwar, 2012. "How close is your government to its people ? worldwide indicators on localization and decentralization," Policy Research Working Paper Series 6138, The World Bank.
  4. Chunli Shen & Jing Jin & Heng-fu Zou, 2012. "Fiscal Decentralization in China: History, Impact, Challenges and Next Steps," Annals of Economics and Finance, Society for AEF, vol. 13(1), pages 1-51, May.
  5. Anwar Shah, 2010. "Empowering States and Provinces or Unshackling Local Governments: Does It Matter for Peace, Order, Good Government, and Growth? (The Gustav Ranis Lecture)," The Pakistan Development Review, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, vol. 49(4), pages 333–362.
  6. Independent Evaluation Group, 2009. "Improving Municipal Management for Cities to Succeed : An IEG Special Study," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 2655, August.

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