Making decentralization accountable : a framework for analysis and empirical studies from south Asia and west Africa : paper submitted to Comparative politics

Abstract: A framework for examining the degree to which decentralizations are being carried out is described. Most decentralization efforts end up without increasing much the powers of local authorities or peoples. Since 1917, francophone West Africa has seen at least four distinct waves. Author(s): Agrawal, Arun; Ribot, Jesse C. Source(s): , 66 p. Published: 2000…

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