by Bristol University, School for Advanced Urban Studies in Bristol .
Written in English
Photocopy of an article in Policy & Politics, vol. 15, no. 2, 1987, pp. 119-126.
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A gradual increase in autonomy of local fiscal revenue, the authority to perform (fr eedom of establishment) applying parallel to the fiscal transparency and vertical control mechanisms, delivers improved efficiency and accountability. Fiscal decentralization reform should be guided by the principle that "finance should follow responsibility."Cited by: 1. DECENTRALIZATION: A SAMPLING OF DEFINITIONS Page 1 Joint UNDP-Government of Germany Evaluation Working Paper of the UNDP Role in Decentralization and Local Governance October INTRODUCTION “One of the most critical perquisites to translate decentralization from theory to practice is a clear understanding of the concept. Decentralisation is a question of degree. It is not what is delegated but how much is delegated. Henry Fayol pointed out “everything that goes to increase the importance of the subordinate’s role is decentralisation, everything which goes to reduce it is centralisation.”. However, there cannot be any absolute centralisation or absolute decentralisation in an organisation. This is a collection of 20 essays, dedicated to Dr George Mathew, by eminent scholars and academics on decentralised governance and its importance in a globalising world. Based on emperical studies and paradigms of developed and developing countries, it has an overarching focus on India s panchayati raj institutions. The Seventy third constitution Amendment Act of , by making PRIs 5/5(1).
Decentralisation and Local Government: Topic Guide authority and responsibility from cent ral government to specialised agencies at the local level, Decentralization can be described, in general terms, as the ‘socio-political process’ of ‘power-sharing arrangements’ between central government and local authorities in planning, management and decision-making. 6–10 This process is often triggered by a desire to bring politicians and policy-makers closer to citizens 11–14 and also Cited by: Decentralisation and local governance theory and the practice in Botswana Article (PDF Available) in Development Southern Africa 17(4) October with 3, Reads How we measure 'reads'Author: Kempe Ronald Hope. so as to ensure that the purpose of local government is not overlooked. LOCAL AUTHORITY A local authority, sometimes also referred to as a municipal authority, is a term that refers to a rural and urban political subdivision below the national.
Administrative decentralisation involves redistributing authority, responsibility and financial resources for providing public services from the national government to local units of government agencies, sub national government or semi-autonomous public authorities or corporation. There are three major forms of administrative decentralisation. Decentralisation. Decentralization is the process where a central government relinquishes some of its powers and management responsibilities to local governments, local leaders, or community institutions (Ribot, ; Dressler et al., ). Decentralisation, Local Development and Social Cohesion: An Analytical Review Zoë Scott GSDRC Research Paper May About the GSDRC The Governance and Social Development Resource Centre (GSDRC) provides cutting-edge knowledge services on demand and online. It aims to help reduce poverty by informing policy. Over the past three decades the developing world has seen increasing devolution of political and economic power to local governments. Decentralization is considered an important element of participatory democracy and, along with privatization and deregulation, represents a substantial reduction in the authority of national governments over economic policy.