Technical Consultation on Decentralization
FAO, ROME, 16-18 DECEMBER 1997

Decentralization and Local Government Performance

Jean-Paul Faguet
London School of Economics

Working Group 6: Decentralization and Natural
Resources Management

4 December, 1997

Jean-Paul Faguet
Centre for Economic Performance
Development Studies Institute,
London School of Economics

This paper is taken from a study financed by a grant from the World Bank Research Committee. The full report should be available from mid-1998.

Table of Contents

I. Introduction

II. An Unresolved Debate

III. Definitions of Decentralization

IV. The Political Economy of Decentralization

V. What is the mechanism?

VI. New Evidence

VII. Conclusions and Policy Recommendations


Annex 1

Annex 2

Annex 3

Annex 4

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Annex 9