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General decentralisation and local governance

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Key documents: SDC

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 Key Reading Documents (from SDC)

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    Inclusive local governance for poverty reduction: A review of policies and practices

    This review looks at how and when do donor policies and initiatives for social inclusion in local governance processes and institutions really work to improve the lives of the poor. It seeks to review and organise a vast array of existing literature and empirical evidence documenting innovative experiences carried forward by SDC and other donors.

    Key Reading Document
    SDC
    2011
    Andrés Mejía Acosta
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    Guide to decentralization

    This guide was compiled as an orientation aid to facilitate both the assessement as well as the implementation of decentralization projects. It points out opportunities as well as risks and how SDC can cope with these.

    Key Reading Document
    SDC
    2001
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    Decentralisation and local governance

    This document highlights definitions and concepts around decentralisation and local governance. Its intention is to further a common understanding of these concepts within SDC and to support capacity-building activities.

    Key Reading Document
    SDC
    2007
    Hans Bjørn Olsen
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Key documents: other

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 Key Reading Documents (not from SDC)

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    A decade of measuring the quality of governance

    The Worldwide Governance Indicators described in this booklet are one contribution to empirical research aimed at measuring governance, monitoring country progress, understanding the causes and consequences of good governance for development, and learning from successes and failures. They have been compiled between1996 and 2006 and measure the quality of governance in over 200 countries, based on 33 data sources produced by 30 different organizations worldwide.

    Key Reading Document
    World Bank
    2007
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    A framework for the assessment of political decentralization

    Political decentralization is the primary mechanism through which citizen preferences are represented in the decision making, and is therefore essential to an effective system of decentralization. The purpose of this note is to elucidate components of a well-designed political decentralization system and is aimed to assist task teams and stakeholders to evaluate political decentralization effort in any given country.

    Key Reading Document
    World Bank
    2010
    Asli Gurk an, Serdar Yilmaz, Ghazia Aslam
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    A framework to assess administrative decentralization

    Local governments need to be endowed with administrative autonomy to be able to respond to local needs effectively. The purpose of this note is to clarify components of a well-designed administrative decentralization system and to assist task teams and stakeholders to assess administrative decentralization effort in any given country.

    Key Reading Document
    World Bank
    2010
    Ghazia Aslam, Serdar Yilmaz, Asli Gurkan
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    A users' guide to measuring local governance

    This guide combines a discussion of theoretical/conceptual issues relating to local governance with a review of past and ongoing local governance assessment initiatives.

    Key Reading Document
    UNDP
    2009
    Alexandra Wilde, Shipra Narang, Marie Laberge, Luisa Moretto
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    Local governance and decentralization: Programme experiences and views from the field

    This publication aims to summarize and disseminate the results of a UNDP network e-discussion entitled “Towards a Local Governance and Development Agenda: Lessons and Challenges”, which gathered more than 150 local governance practitioners at the end of 2007.

    Key Reading Document
    UNDP, UN-Habitat
    2008
    Lenni Montiel, Gretchen Luchsinger
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