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An overview of decentralization and local governance in Eastern and Southern Africa

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    This paper reviews the decentralization process in Eastern and Southern Africa. It begins with an analysis of the socio-economic as well as the political challenges confronting most countries in the region. This analysis places the decentralization debate into context as these challenges have a bearing on the outcome of any reforms undertaken. The paper goes on to define decentralization and local democracy in order to come up with a clear understanding of the different forms of decentralization as well as the tenets of local democracy.

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    Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 15701.

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    Keywords: decentralization; local governance; democracy.;

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    1. World Bank, 2006. "World Development Indicators 2006," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 8151, August.
    2. Sharma, Chanchal Kumar, 2004. "Decentralization Dilemma: Measuring the Degree and Evaluating the Outcomes," MPRA Paper 204, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised Nov 2005.
    3. Silverman, J.M., 1992. "Public Sector Decentralization; Economic Policy and Sector Investment Programs," Papers, World Bank - Technical Papers 188, World Bank - Technical Papers.
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