An overview of decentralization and local governance in Eastern and Southern Africa
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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- World Bank, 2006. "World Development Indicators 2006," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 8151, May.
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