Perspectives on decentralization and local governance in developing and transitional countries

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Abstract

The main aim of the article is to examine the emergence of decentralization as a strategy associated with Public Sector Reform in developing and transitional countries. In offering this discussion, the article introduces the focus of this special edition. In the article, we discuss issues such as the political underpinnings of decentralization, the influence of the private sector on decentralization in the public sector, and challenges which have emerged as a result of the implementation of decentralization initiatives in developing and transitional countries. The later sections of the article provide an overview of the articles that comprise this special edition. © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)581-587
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Public Administration
Volume33
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Keywords

  • Corruption
  • Decentralization
  • Developing countries
  • Local governance
  • Privatization

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Global Development Institute

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