Decentralisation in Africa : goals, dimensions, myths and challenges

Abstract: This article outlines some typical prominent goals of decentralization and reviews its fiscal, institutional and political dimensions. A number of common outstanding challenges for improving decentralization and local government reform efforts in Africa are considered.

Author(s): Smoke, Paul

Source(s): Public administration and development; 23(2003)1, p. 7-16 Public administration and development 23(2003)1

Published: 2003 Lit, (English

ISBN/ISSN: /0271-2075

Link: http://www.gsdrc.org/docs/open/PO43.pdf

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