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Overcoming ambiguities in decentralisation


Geiser, U; Ramakumar, R; Rist, S; Ponce, D (2009). Overcoming ambiguities in decentralisation. Evidence for Policy / NCCR North-South, 2009(3):online.

Abstract

Most developing countries have made efforts to undertake decentralisation. Women and marginalised groups have enhanced their political power, and funds have been allocated to remote communities. A recent NCCR North- South publication, Decentralisation Meets Local Complexity, examines case studies in Latin America and South Asia. It confirms the importance of basic principles for successful decentralisation, such as participation, non-exclu- sion, efficacy, transparency and accountability. At the same time it shows that there is no “global blueprint”, as decentralisation takes place in highly complex and diverse local contexts.

Most developing countries have made efforts to undertake decentralisation. Women and marginalised groups have enhanced their political power, and funds have been allocated to remote communities. A recent NCCR North- South publication, Decentralisation Meets Local Complexity, examines case studies in Latin America and South Asia. It confirms the importance of basic principles for successful decentralisation, such as participation, non-exclu- sion, efficacy, transparency and accountability. At the same time it shows that there is no “global blueprint”, as decentralisation takes place in highly complex and diverse local contexts.

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Item Type:Journal Article, not refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography
Dewey Decimal Classification:910 Geography & travel
Language:English
Date:2009
Deposited On:12 Mar 2010 12:29
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 14:00
Publisher:NCCR North-South
Official URL:http://www.north-south.unibe.ch/content.php/page/id/250
Permanent URL: https://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-32126

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