Decentralisation and poverty reduction in Africa : the politics of local-central relations

Abstract: Evidence from Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Kenya, and Tanzania shows that decentralization is unlikely to lead to more pro-poor outcomes without a serious effort to strengthen and broaden accountability mechanisms at both local and national levels.

Author(s): Crook, Richard C.

Source(s): Public administration and development; 23(2003)1, p. 77-88 Public administration and development 23(2003)1

Published: 2003 World bank, (English

ISBN/ISSN: /0271-2075

Link: http://dgroups.org/file2.axd/ad065b25-10da-4528-8b97-5cf3f23dd403/13_Crook_R_-_Decentral_n_pov_reduction_politics_of_loc-central_rel_PADFeb03.pdf

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