State and governance : the limits of decentralisation

Abstract: The lessons of the experience of those countries where decentralization has had a positive impact suggest that devolution of power and the control of resources at the local level can only work to improve conditions when the State itself is committed to State and governance. Author(s): Chabal, Patrick Source(s): , SNV publications; H0702-01 16…

Building state capacity in Africa : new approaches, emerging lessons

Abstract: Various facets of state capacity building in Africa are highlighted, discussing among other things education decentralization and the politics of decentralization in general. Author(s): Levy, Brian; Kpundeh, Sahr Source(s): , WBI development studies xiii, 377 p., ill., graphs, tabs, 24 cm WBI development studies Published: 2004 World bank institute, Washington, DC (English ISBN/ISSN: 0-8213-6000-0/…

Fostering community-driven development : what role for the state?

Abstract: State development strategies for more effectively tapping community-level energies and resources are examined, using case studies from Asia and Latin America. One approach is to form alliances between higher levels of government and communities to put pressure on local authorities. Author(s): Das Gupta, Monica; Grandvoinnet, Helene; Romani, Mattia Source(s): , Policy research working paper;…