An Analytical Framework for Assessing Decentralized Local Governance and the Local Sector

How do we assess the public sector with regard to decentralization, intergovernmental relations, and the role of the local public sector? To answer the question, the paper from the Urban Institute Centre on International Development and Governance (IDG)  (2010) proposes a comparative decentralization assessment for rapidly assessing a country’s local public sector, including its political-administrative…

Public sector governance reform

Abstract: Oxford Policy Management Ltd (OPM) is an independent UK consulting company who have been contracted to conduct an evaluation of support to Public Sector Governance Reform (PSGR) in developing countries over the last ten years (2001-2010), with the specific objective of improving future support. Author(s): Source(s): , Published: 2012 Oxford policy management, Oxford (English…

New partnerships in decentralised cooperation

Abstract: The objectives of this EU-sponsored, inclusive High-Level Platform are to: (1) demonstrate the relevance of local and regional governments; (2) highlight the growing importance of public-private partnerships; and (3) provide local and regional governments with a theoretical and practical framework. Author(s): Source(s): , [6] p., ill. Published: 2012 Eudevdays.eu, Brussels (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link:…

Money, corruption, and political competition in established and emerging democracies

Abstract: [Partial preview] The effectiveness of public subsidization of political competition as an alternative to contributions from the private sector is examined, especially from the perspective of its possible anti-corruption effect. Cases include the Philippines, Zimbabwe, and Bangladesh. Author(s): Mendilow, Jonathan Source(s): , xv, 211 p. Published: 2012 Lexington, Lanham, MD [etc.] (English ISBN/ISSN: 978-0-7391-7076-2/…

Fiscal decentralization in Kenya : a small step or giant leap?

Abstract: Following the post-election violence in 2007, Kenya adopted a new constitution in September 2010, which represents an important step in the process of national reconciliation and an important attempt to make Kenya’s public sector more efficient and more accountable through devolution. Author(s): Boex, Jamie; Kelly, Roy Source(s): , IDG policy brief 6:00 PM IDG…

Exploring the measurement and effectiveness of the local public sector : toward a classification of local public sector finances and a comparison of devolved and deconcentrated finances

Abstract: This paper discusses how we can arrive at a consistent classification of (local) public expenditures and revenues that allows us to identify what share of public expenditures is spent within the local public sector, especially in direct support of the delivery of public services. Author(s): Boex, Jamie Source(s): , IDG working paper; 2011-05 20…