Is decentralization good for development?: perspectives from academics and policy makers.

Is decentralization good for development?: perspectives from academics and policy makers

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ISBN details

  • ISBN 10: 0198737505
  • ISBN 13: 9780198737506


Overview

Is decentralisation good for development? This book explains when the answer is 'Yes', and when it is 'No'. It shows how decentralisation can be designed to drive development forward, and focuses attention on the institutional incentives that can strengthen democracy, boost economies, and improve public sector performance. It also analyses the political motives behind decentralisation, and how these shape the institutions that result.Thisbook brings together academics working at the research frontier of decentralization with policymakers who have implemented reform at the highest levels of government and international organizations. Itmarries policymakers' detailed knowledge of real reform processes with academics' analytical rigor. This synthesis naturally shifts the analysis towards deeper questions of decentralization, stability and the strength of the state, (Part 1); designing decentralization: Taxes, Transfers and Expenditures (Part 2); and decentralization and local service provision (Part 3), with evidence from four decades of reform across developing and developed countries.

Other Details

  • Publisher: Oxford University Press,
  • Language: Eng English
  • Format: print
  • Edition: 1
  • Dimensions: xviii, 333 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Date Published: 2015
  • Authors: Faguet, Jean-paul, Pöschl, Caroline