Abstract: Decentralization initiatives worldwide rarely achieve their purported efficiency and equity benefits. This paper shows how central governments in six countries use a variety of strategies to obstruct the democratic decentralization of resource management and, hence, retain central control.
Author(s): Ribot, Jesse C.; Agrawal, Arun; Larson, Anne M.
Source(s): World development; 34(2006)11, p. 1864-1886 World development 34(2006)11
Published: 2006 World resources institute. Institutions and governance program, (English