Local government discretion and accountability : a diagnostic framework for local governance

Abstract: This paper presents an analytical framework for studying the accountability implications of fiscal, administrative, and political decentralization reform. One of the conclusions is that monitoring and controlling the exercise of discretion is a major challenge to decentralization reform. Author(s): Yilmaz, Serdar; Beris, Yakup; Serrano-Berthet, Rodrigo Source(s): , Local governance & accountability series; 113Social development…

Concept of fiscal decentralization and worldwide overview

Abstract: This is the introductory module of the World Bank Institute’s (WBI’s) Fiscal Decentralization (FD) program. It emphasizes that fiscal decentralization is a complex issue. The legal, constitutional, and administrative frameworks in each country all have a bearing on the outcome of its application. Author(s): Ebel, Robert D.; Yilmaz, Serdar Source(s): , 64 p., ill.,…

Historical development of local government

Abstract: The local government system of Ghana is described. Subjects include: historical development; decentralisation policy; structure of the new local government system; sub-district political & administrative structures; committees of district assemblies; and, implementation issues. Author(s): Source(s): , 28 p., ill., tab Published: 1997 Institute of local government studies (ILGS), Accra (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://www.ilgs-edu.org/pdf/localgovsys.pdf