Decentralisation and assistance to sub-national governments in fragile environments

Abstract: There is disagreement about whether decentralization should be pursued in fragile or post-conflict environments. Many argue that strengthening sub-national governance is vital for delivering basic services, whereas others are skeptical as to whether decentralisation can produce pro-poor outcomes.

Author(s): Mcloughlin, Claire; Brinkerhoff, Derick

Source(s): , Helpdesk research report; [HD560] 16 p Helpdesk research report [HD560]

Published: 2008 University of Birmingham]. Governance and social development resource centre (GSDRC), [Birmingham (English



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