Decentralisation in Commonwealth Africa
The aim of a well-designed decentralisation programme is to deliver effective services to all citizens and to deepen democracy through active popular participation in local governance. Through detailed case studies of decentralisation policies in five sub-Saharan African countries - Botswana, Cameroon, Ghana, Mozambique and Tanzania - this book examines the challenges presented, lessons learned, and recommends ways to improve policy implementation. It is clear from the analysis that there is no 'one size fits all' design of decentralisation policy. Policy-makers worldwide can use the lessons learnt and good practices presented here to better inform and advance their own decentralisation agenda.
Publication Date: 7/18/2011