Local Government and Good Governance: The Case of Samoa

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Demonstrated as a recognized force for positive development, establishing and maintaining local government and good governance helps nations to attain the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

“Local Government and Good Governance: The Case of Samoa,”  a 2010 report published by the Commonwealth Journal of Local Governance, argues that any attempt to build the capacity of Samoa’s local government should involve enhancing and embracing established cultural measures that underpin accountability and transparency, core features of the capacity building process. As one of the many small developing countries joining the global effort to strengthen local government, Samoa must introduce good governance practices through capacity building in order for local government to improve resource management and service delivery.

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