The World Bank: Report Decentralization. Rethinking Government. South Africa, Uganda, Bosnia, Ethiopia, India, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

19 de noviembre de 2013

People around the world are demanding greater self-determination and influence in the decisions of their governments—a force this report has labeled localization. Some 95 percent of democracies now have elected subnational governments, and countries everywhere—large and small, rich and poor—are devolving political, fiscal, and administrative powers to subnational tiers of government (Box 5.1).1 But decentralization is often implemented haphazardly. Decisionmakers do not always fully control the pace or genesis of the decentralization process. Even when they do, models of decentralization are often exported from one country to another without regard for local political traditions, regulatory frameworks, or property rights. Read the document