Decentralization and community empowerment : does community empowerment deepen democracy and improve service delivery?

Abstract: This paper focuses on community empowerment (CE) and explores its relationship to democratic decentralized local government. Central government is key in supporting local CE. Weak institutional implementation may severely limit the effectiveness of CE mechanisms.

Author(s): Brinkerhoff, Derick W.; Azfar, Omar

Source(s): , i, 41 p., ill., tabs

Published: 2006 United States agency for international development (USAID), [Washington, DC] (English



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