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Author Dafflon, Bernard.

Title The political economy of decentralization in Sub-Saharan Africa : a new implementation model in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Kenya, and Senegal / Bernard Dafflon and Thierry Madies
Published Washington, D.C. : World Bank, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource (xxvii, 310 pages) : illustrations, map
Series World Bank e-Library.
Contents Institutional and fiscal decentralisation : blueprint for an analytical guide / Bernard Dafflon -- Local public finance of territorial collectivities in Burkina Faso -- Bernard Dafflon and Thierry Madiès, in collaboration with Abraham Ky -- The local government financing system in Senegal / Guy Gilbert and Emmanuelle Taugourdeau -- Local public finances in Ghana / Guy Gilbert, Réjane Hugounenq and François Vaillancourt -- Public finances of local government in Kenya / Réjane Hugounenq, Yvon Rocaboy and François Vaillancourt -- Decentralisation : a comparative and crosscutting analysis of the stakes / Thierry Madiès -- Comments and concrete ways forward
Summary For the past two decades, experiments in decentralization and federalization havebeen developing in Africa, Asia, and the formerly communist states of EasternEurope. Many of the powers previously in the hands of the central governmentor its deconcentrated structures have been transferred to lower government layers. Additionally, local governments are gradually emerging as development actors. Whatever the reasons for decentralization, the transfer of new functions to localgovernments can be substantive, at least in intent. The Political Economy of Decentralization in Sub-Saharan Africa offers a ne
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Decentralization in government -- Economic aspects -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Finance, Public -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Fiscal policy -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Intergovernmental fiscal relations -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Local finance -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Form Electronic book
Author Madiès, Thierry.
ISBN 0821396145 (electronic bk.)
9780821396148 (electronic bk.)