The Political Economy of Decentralization in Sub-Saharan Africa


This publication, edited by Bernard Dafflon and Thierry Madiès, examines the overall design of local government financing systems. It offers a new policy-oriented implementation model, applied systematically in parallel in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Kenya, and Senegal. The analysis examines decentralisation achievements in specific national settings and compares those achievements with the announced objectives. The divergences revealed enable decision makers to choose appropriate directions for country reform. The book is the latest in the Africa Development Forum series sponsored by the World Bank and Agence Française de Développement (AFD).

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